Mysuru (Karnataka), May 9 (IANS): A young ayurvedic doctor, who lost his father to Covid, has brought him to life during his marriage ceremony held in Nanjangud town in Mysuru district. He got a silicon statue of his father done to fulfil his late father's wish of attending his marriage. The video and photos of the marriage ceremony have gone viral on social media.
Yathish, an ayurvedic doctor, lost his father M.H. Ramesh to Covid in 2020. Ramesh is survived by his wife and two sons. The family was closely attached and shared a great bond with him.
All marriage rituals were conducted before the silicon idol and the gesture by the family of the young doctor has been appreciated by people from across the state.
Pavan, the elder son of Ramesh, said, "We should have got it done during the time of my marriage. However, it was not possible due to Covid. This time, during my younger brother's wedding, we finally got the statue made."
Yathish explained that it took about 1.6 years to build the silicon idol of his father.
He remembered that the family lived together during the Covid pandemic. "We lived together for six months. Later, my father got infected. He was hospitalised for 15 days before we lost him," he said.
The order for the statue was placed in 2021 and it was delivered on May 2, 2022.
"We can't forget him. We feel that he is with us. He should know that his wishes are fulfilled. That's how we got this done," he said.