We have a beautiful fish tank (and fishes also) in our Advertising agency. We feed them, go near and observe them.I have seen some people even talk to them if not fight with them. We used to even compare them with ourselves, relate each fish with staffs. It’s a happy fish tank and we too. All this changed last Monday. Sathya, one of the staffs first noticed it. One fish was dead and floating. An air of sadness filled the agency.
We decided to do last rites for the deceased fish. Normally when a fish dies most of us just throws it somewhere. We did not want to do that way. Some one prepared ‘padai’ (made of bamboo where the body is kept) for fish.
One printed a “Kanniranjali”, a condolence note for the parted soul.
At 11:00 a.m the final procession started. With no joy in our hearts we all watched the last moments of fish. Let its soul rest in peace.