Friends unite to cremate Indian comedian Manjunath Naidu in Dubai

Associates and colleagues of Indian comic Manjunath Naidu, who died whereas acting on stage in Dubai, got here collectively to carry out his final rites, describing him as an individual who went out of his means to assist individuals, in line with media reviews. The 36-year-old comic suffered a cardiac arrest, collapsed and died on July 19 on stage whereas performing in entrance of a packed viewers, who thought it was a part of his act.

Naidu, who was from Chennai, was cremated on Wednesday on the Jebel Ali crematorium with the standard South Indian rituals. Round 80 individuals gathered to pay their final respects to the comic who was liked and revered within the theatre neighborhood.

Naidu’s mother and father had died earlier. His brother, who resides in Hong Kong was unable to attend the funeral as a result of a visa glitch, the Gulf Information reported.

His sister-in-law, who flew down from Hong Kong, was the one one from his household to attend the funeral.

Naidu’s pals divided themselves into groups to assist with clearance and permissions liaising with Dubai Police, the forensics and mortuary officers to get clearances.

One crew labored carefully with the Indian consulate to get the No Objection Certificates from Naidu’s brother to go forward with the funeral.

Manju was our member of the family and it was necessary for all of us to come back collectively and provides him this last farewell, Miqdad Dohadwala, considered one of his shut pals who had been current on the occasion the place Naidu died, was quoted as saying by the Gulf Information.

Salman Qureshi, a slapstick comedian from Pakistan and Naidu’s pal, stated, he helped individuals with counselling, monetary and ethical help. So many individuals from our neighborhood have turned up on the cremation not simply due to his stand-up act, but in addition as a result of he was a novel and particular human being who went out of his means to assist individuals. Recalling Naidu’s final efficiency, his different pal informed Khaleej Occasions that on the fated night time, he managed to evoke hysterical laughter from his viewers within the first couple of minutes.

“However within the ninth minute or so, he cracked a joke which did not land the way in which it ought to have and the punch did not come out. At that second his panic assault kicked in and he started speaking about his nervousness, which was when he paused, sat on the barstool, and collapsed,” the pal stated.

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