Lifting up the dead

"To give the least trouble... to the four aging nassessalars who were finding it very difficult to carry the dead bodies after the final rites on the marble platform,” the Karachi Parsi Anjuman Trust Fund (KPATF) has installed an electronically operated lifter that has been functional since February 6, 2022, as per an email from chairman Byram Avari. Carrying the dead bodies from the marble slab up the undulating slope and the steep stairway leading into the dakhma was proving a challenge, more so when the nassessalars were indisposed and needed support from one or two behdins. Planning ahead when......

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