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He can’t observe Ramadan, but faith keeps Mumbai gravedigger going

Sayyed Munir Kamruddin is unable to fast during the holy month because he ‘needs to dig graves and carry bodies’

Francis Mascarenhas

Two or three months into the Covid-19 crisis, Mumbai gravedigger Sayyed Munir Kamruddin stopped wearing personal protective equipment and gloves.

“I’m not scared of Covid, I’ve worked with courage. It’s all about courage, not about fear,” said the 52-year-old, who has been digging graves in the city for 25 years.

India is in the midst of a second wave of coronavirus infections that has seen at least 300,000 people test positive each day for the past week and its Covid-19 official death toll rise above 205,000...

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