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The Unlikely Undertaker

For the past one year Abdul Rehman Malbari has been giving dignified burials to COVID victims — irrespective of their religion — even when their kin couldn’t

“Every day, for a month, we were burning 200 bodies of Corona victims in Surat,” says Abdul Rehman Malbari, President of Surat’s Ekta Trust, a not-for-profit organisation for cremating and burying unclaimed and abandoned bodies.