New Delhi: A 105-year-old woman had wished that her daughter-in-laws should perform all the last rites when she dies which was willfully accepted by her five sons and the entire family.
A woman Phoolpati from Sonipat’s Buddhist Vihar was bedridden for a long time. It’s when that she realised that only her daughter-in-laws were serving her. Although Phoolpati has five sons, three daughters, nine grandsons and nine granddaughters.
Pleased with the service of daughter-in-law, Phulpati’s last wish was that when daughter-in-law remained with her every moment and did complete service, then daughter-in-law would also perform my last rituals.
The sons and daughters-in-law accepted Phoolpati’s last wish and performed all the rituals by giving shoulder to Phoolpati. Two sons of Phulpati, a resident of Buddh Vihar Colony, Murthal Road, have been officers in the Haryana Government and two sons in the Central Government, while the younger son handles farming.
Phoolpati was unable to walk for five years and was confined to the cot. Phulpati’s daughters-in-law never let their mother-in-law feel uncomfortable. Staying together every moment, she kept sharing her mother-in-law’s sorrows and happiness.
Impressed by the service of the daughter-in-laws, Phoolpati expressed his wish to his son that when the daughter-in-laws have done the service, then my last rituals should also be performed by the daughter-in-laws.
Fulpati breathed his last at home late on Wednesday night. Her middle son Rohtas Kumar, retired from the post of Chief Inspector in Haryana Roadways, started a new initiative in the society by keeping the bier on the shoulders of the daughters-in-law, fulfilling his mother’s last wish. Phulpati was lit at the Sector-15 cremation ground.
A large number of people including staff members of Haryana Roadways, retired District Excise and Taxation Officer RK Pavaria, retired District Revenue Officer Suresh Kumar attended his last rites.
Two daughters-in-law gave shoulder to Phulpati
The mortal remains of Phulpati, a resident of Buddh Vihar, were shouldered by her two daughters-in-law. Her daughters-in-law Shakuntala (51) and Babita (40) fulfilled the mother-in-law’s last wish. Both women are housewives. Both the daughters-in-law say that they always kept their mother-in-law with them with a sense of service.