THANE: A resident of Kalyan town in Maharashtra's Thane district celebrated his birthday in a crematorium to convey a message against blind beliefs and superstitions prevailing in our society.
Gautam Ratan More (54), who celebrated his birthday on November 19, hosted a birthday party on Saturday night at the Mohane crematorium where guests were served biryani besides cake.
Talking to the media during the event, he said more than 100 guests, including 40 women and children, attended his birthday celebration. More said he was inspired by the renowned social worker Sindhutai Sapkal and noted rationalist late Narendra Dabholkar, who campaigned against blind beliefs, black magic and superstitions.He said he also wanted to send out a message to people that ghosts, generally associated with crematoriums and other such places, do not exist.
A video of the birthday celebration with a big banner in the background and cake cutting surfaced on social media on Wednesday.