The Death, a purest fate

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The death of the nanogenarian was celebrated as a festival by the whole village.

Submitted: May 02, 2019

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The death, the purest fate.
 
The old man,a nanogenarian, to be exact 98 years old,remained bed ridden for the past three months.Doctors had predicted three months ago, the old man having failed to respond to every medical treatment available on this earth,the death would embrace him at any moment.
 
The old man had a very big joint family that consisted of 8 grand children alone.All of them were eagerly awaiting for his death,since he had stopped having any food both in solid and liquid form ten days ago.
 
Close relatives had also been informed about the condition of the old man a week ago.They had been pouring in for the past three days expecting the grand old man's death.
 
Since the death of the eldest man in the village was a certainty,the village people were almost ready to celebrate it as a village festival.
 
Six plantain trees with their raw and unripe plantain fruits,four palmyra trees with their bunch of fruits,two country date fruit trees with their raw fruits, were already brought  to the house of the old man to install them at the entrance of his house.
 
The grand old man began gasping a few hours ago.All the family members surrounded him now and then eagerly awaiting to see when the gasping would end once and for all.
 
His wife, another nanogenarian member of the joint family, his daughters, his sons and grandchildren were almost ready to give their head of the family a grand send off recognising his death as the purest and the inevitable form of fate.
 
The grand old man who was gasping at long intervals,began gasping at short intervals.The latest stage of old man's death spread like wild fire among the close relatives waiting out side and among the village people as well.
 
Traditional drums were also ordered and summoned within minutes and it signalled the death of the old man.
 
The grand old man gasped for the last time indicating his death.The next moment the drums began to beat whose sound reverberated throughout the village.
 
A grand celebration began in the village for the death of the grand old man and it showed that the entire village acknowledged his death as his purest fate.


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