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Rajan Zed urges India to honour Jacko posthumously
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Washington (ANI): Leading Hindus are urging the Indian government to honour Michael Jackson posthumously by issuing a postage stamp. Rajan Zed, the President of the Universal Society of Hinduism, said the King of Pop was treated like a God in the sub-continent, reports Contactmusic.
Zed says, "When Michael flew to India in 1996 for a live show, he was welcomed at the Mumbai airport by an aarti, which is a Hindu ceremony performed in adoration of a deity or any outstanding personage or guest. I now urge the government of India to honour Michael Jackson posthumously at least by issuing a postage stamp. Michael"s personal life might had been controversial, but he did provide joy to a large populace of the world through his music."
Jackson died at the age of 50 after suffering an apparent cardiac arrest.
Story first published: Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 14:31 [IST]