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Old 4th April 2007, 14:04   #1
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Lightbulb Man buried with beloved car

A farmer in a Tamil Nadu village loved his car so dearly that when he died, his relatives decided to bury his old Morris Minor along with him as per his wishes.

Narayanswami, headman of Sivapuram village near Kumbakonam, in southern India died last week at the age of 64. A wealthy farmer with three sons and daughters, he bought his prized Morris Minor in 1958.

According to reports, Narayanswami was spiritually inclined but lavished his affection on his vintage car. He had earlier expressed the wish that he be buried with his car when he died.

When his friends and relatives gathered to bury him on Monday, they decided that the Morris Minor should definitely go with him.

The car was decorated and Narayanswami's body was placed in it.

A huge grave was dug with an excavator and a large crowd gathered to see the master and his machine laid to rest together.

Man buried with beloved car-India-NEWS-The Times of India
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man. . i read the same in the morning today. I was amazed. . making two points from the same.

1) The Guy Really Really Really loved his morris.
2) An exquisitely maintained morris hits the dirt.
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may his soul and the CAR rest in peace
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Touching. The other such loyalty I'd heard abt before this is between dogs and their owners.
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Supreme love, i would call that. May his soul rest in piece with this machine.

P.S. it was a good decision by his family too instead of making it stand around & let it rust.
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A similar thing had happened before in the US. A man who loved his car was was buried with his car, a Corvette. Seen a pic too. It was a white ZR 1. For the love of the automobile
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Good that family supported his wish even after he left.
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Heard about a lady i the UK who was buried with her classic Bentley...well its their car so they can do what they want!!
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i was thinking like after some hundred years when the site i dugged up they would find beautiful cars what will they say about then just think

but what a waste of beautiful cars
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I'm thinking of digging up the corvette...
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The next time I go to one of these places, I'm taking a shovel with me.
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I saw a picture in the Herald yesterday. They dug up a big grave and filled it with flowers and the Morris.
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I'm thinking of digging up the corvette...
I will take the Bentley..

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I will take the Bentley..

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and install abull bar with lights... Rite.. And ICE it up......
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