The human beings are leading a multi-faceted life though a quite a few of them complain to be having run-of-the-mill life circle. Has any body thought of meeting a dear one's death when he reaches home on his marriage day? Probably none as every one is looking for a blessed evening and years ahead! But it happened to my cousin Salah-ud-Din on his marriage day.
He came back with his wife from her parents' home. While they were saying goodbye to the last guest, a sudden hue and cry woke them up from their happiness slumber. It was his nephew Muhammad Akmal who was in critical condition (after a long illness)and his mother wanted him to take the poor chap to the hospital.
Car was useless as he was posted on to a cart. It took them quite a while in reaching the hospital. The Doctor pronounced Akmal dead as he had died on his way to the hospital.
Immediate arrangements were made for Akmal's burial. By half-past-ten, the burial was over and we were coming back to the village in sombre mood.
The most amazing thing was the time duration for the Namaz-e-Janaza and our walk to the graveyard and burial took just an hour. I have never seen such a quick burial in my life. Probably, Akmal's grave was desperately waiting for him!