Bussa Krishna Raju, a farmer who died after fasting for US President Donald Trump’s recovery from Covid-19 is being mourned by his village.
He was upset when he learned about Trump testing positive for the Covid-19. He spent sleepless nights, starved, and prayed for US President Trump’s recovery for the past three-four days. He died of cardiac arrest in Medak district on Sunday.
Telangana: Bussa Krishna, who had installed a 6-feet statue of US President Donald Trump last year and worshipped him, passes away due to cardiac arrest, in Medak. (In file pics – Bussa Krishna) pic.twitter.com/ucNm4pTHfj
— ANI (@ANI) October 11, 2020
According to his friends, Raju was shocked after Trump tested positive for the Covid-19. A close associate said Raju was a die-hard fan of US President Trump.
”Raju had installed a six-feet statue of the United States President Donald Trump last year and used to worship him, and because of him, our village got recognition worldwide. Now, we’ve lost our Trump”, said villagers.
Raju, a small-time businessman, lost his wife during childbirth. Ever since Mr. Trump tested positive, Krishna went into depression and wasn’t eating and sleeping properly.
Raju’s journey of becoming a Trump fan started in 2016, after Trump’s election victory. According to local people, all begun when Trump came into Raju’s dreams and the farmer decided to worship the US leader. He was accustomed of performing special poojas and Annadanam in his temple on Donald Trump’s birthday.
Raju of Konne village in Jangaon district also used to keeps a picture of Trump with him at all times and walked around with Trump’s photo around his neck.
On several occasions, he had arguments with villagers and made a point that like others pray to Lord Rama, Krishna, and Shiva. He offered his prayers to the President of the United States.
Raju even set out to meet Trump during his visit to India but that never happened because of safety protocols.