11 October 2020 20:48:07
A ardent fan of Donald Trump from Telangana, Bussa Krishna, who worshiped the president of the United States as a god, died Sunday of cardiac arrest. Krishna, who has worshiped Trump every day for the past few years, has been depressed ever since he learned that the US president and his wife, Melania, recently contracted Covid-19.
B Vivek, a cousin, told indianexpress.com that Krishna woke up in the morning as usual, took a bath and a cup of tea and then collapsed to the ground. “He slipped into depression after hearing about Trump contracting the coronavirus. He wasn’t eating properly. When we rushed him to the hospital, the doctors pronounced him dead. The cause of death is cardiac arrest, “he said.
Krishna had recently shared several videos of him, often in tears, wishing the Trump family a speedy recovery on his Facebook page. Krishna’s devotion to Trump began four years ago, reportedly after the president of the United States appeared in his morning dream. Originally from the village of Konne in the Jangaon district, Krishna initially began offering prayers to a framed photograph of Trump.
He pasted photos of Trump on the walls of his house and even started wearing T-shirts with images of his idol on them. Everywhere he went, he carried a framed photograph of Trump. Last year, the 33-year-old decided to spend Rs 2 lakh and erected a 6-foot tall statue of Trump at his home. This became known as the “Trump temple”. It was his desire to meet the President of the United States once during his visit to India earlier this year.
Although Krishna’s parents moved to Toopran in Medak district a few years ago, he continued to stay in the village of Konne. “His mother had to undergo knee surgery and has been here in Toopran for the past 10-15 days. As usual, he did his “Trump puja” and went to the fields. He was perfectly healthy, “the cousin said. The family celebrated his last rites on Sunday evening in Toopran. His wife had died while giving birth to her son, who lives in Hyderabad with his maternal grandparents.
In the village of Konne, the news of Krishna’s sudden death threw a blanket of sadness. Village sarpanch Venkat Goud said it was hard to believe that their “Trump Krishna” died without meeting his “God” not once.
Calling Krishna’s death a grave loss to the village, Venkat said Krishna has brought international attention to the small village with his devotion to Trump. “We usually see people building temples for their gods. Some people become ardent followers of regional and national leaders. For the first time, someone had built a temple for an international leader like Trump. Krishna made us all proud and we all hoped that one day his dream of meeting Trump would come true, “he said.
“As sad as we are that he died without meeting Trump even once, let’s hope, at least the news of his death, gets to Trump now,” the sarpanch said.
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