Baramulla: In a greatest display of brotherhood and humanity, large number of Muslims in North Kashmir participated in the last rites of an elderly Sikh man on Wednesday.
Manohar Singh alias Lala, a resident of Pattan town in Baramulla district breathed his last after brief illness. Lala being the popular figure in the town was admired by all. Large number of Muslims visited his house after the news about his death spread in the town.
Muslims also visited his Srinagar residence and participated in Antim Sanskar (Last Rites).
A mourner from Muslim community said that the deceased was very affectionate. “We always live in harmony in the town. We are really grieved over his death,” said Muhammad Saleem.
“We are overwhelmed by love and affection showered by Muslims. We are really grateful to them. Nowhere, in the world we have seen people from different faiths living in such harmony,” said a relative of deceased who hails from Punjab.