The Thai Charn Janwatchakal has slept with his wife’s embalmed body for 21 years in his bedroom in Bangkok, but has recently decided to cremate the body.
charn72, contacted the Phet Kasem Bangkok Foundation last week to help him cremate the body, as he felt older and feared that, if he died, no one would be able to take care of the body, the foundation said on its page. From Facebook.
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After the story went viral, a spokesman for Phet Kasem told Efe this Friday that the old man had the body inside a coffin and that, having declared the death of his wife, he had not broken the law.
charn He was living happily with his wife and two children when she died in 2001 due to health problems, after which he decided to keep the body at home as he could not accept his death, as detailed to the foundation.
His two children grew up, started their families and moved out of the house, he added. charn.
Volunteers at the foundation organized a Buddhist ceremony and cremation of the body at the Wat Sakorn Sun Prachasun temple in the northeast of the capital on Saturday, and the Thai was able to take the ashes home.
I still miss you every minute and my love for you hasn’t changed. Indian charn as volunteers carried the coffin away, according to The Nation newspaper.
According to the local press, charn He graduated in Pharmacy before working as a health worker in the Army and also had law studies and his wife was a civil servant in the Ministry of Public Health.
However, the foundation discovered that the man lived in precarious conditions, without electricity or running water in his home, so they are helping him fix the place and visiting him daily.
In response, he has agreed to help volunteer at the foundation.
Thousands of Internet users have reacted to this story on the foundation’s Facebook page, giving charn condolences and praising his fidelity, among other messages of support.