The emotional connect we develop with our pets over a period of time could never be described in words. Kind of joy and peacefulness that our pets give us rivals even the closest human relationships of our lives. Such was a bull’s love for his master that it gave up food after his death.
The bull named Khadak Singh had stopped eating after Chottelal, the man who raised him, died on October 23 at a village in UP’s Lakhimpur Kheri district , Times of India reported.
Over 200 villagers gathered in the funeral of the bull, an animal they believe to be an incarnation of Nandi. A music band was called to perform during the final procession of the bull. The villagers are also planning to offer a feast to over 1,000 people on Monday. Locals have also collected Rs 15,000 to build a tomb in its memory. Nearly 10 years ago, the animal had strayed into the village and became a favourite among villagers thanks to its calm temperament.
“Khadak Singh was like a family member for us. We will build a small mausoleum at the place of its burial. We will also organise a meal for all residents of the village,” village head of Khairhani, Santosh Lodhi told Times of India.
Each family in the village used to cook some extra food for the bull, another villager said.