In his service - II

  On his way to perform a navjote, a fifth generation mobed dies of dehydration in a forest; just like his father who perished young in eerily identical circumstances. Successive personal tragedies did not deter this impoverished family from serving the holy fire with passion. Darkness appears intense at dawn. In a span of 40 years, there were sudden deaths of four young people in this priestly family, at the ages of 44, 42, 36 and 24. Sufficient to turn even the most devoted into cynics and sceptics. Near starvation level poverty made matters worse. And yet, each survivor, without exception, battled......

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