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  Rites as service

S Sreedhar in Chennai has been cremating or burying the dead of poor Hindus for 20 years. Admittedly sectarian, because obviously, most poor would be from the majority community.

The Anatha Pretha Kainkarya Trust that Sreedhar began in 1984 has now become a well recognised organisation in the city. Recently the State Bank of India gifted it a hearse.

For the 50 year old, this is an all consuming commitment. Once a year he visits Kashi to immerse the ashes of those the Trust had cremated. A profile of him in the New Indian Express today gives his phone number: 0- 92821 - 50330