The Hindu priest struggling to cremate India’s Covid dead

RamKaran Mishra is a Hindu priest who performs the last rites at the Ghazipur crematorium in east Delhi, on the frontline of India's Covid crisis. He's been cremating up to 150 bodies day after day, working long hours into the night. With no end in sight, and feeling abandoned by his government, Mishra must deal with traumatised families and an ever-present smell of burning bodies
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  1. Ade septian Ridho

    Ade septian Ridho

    54 мүнөт мурун

    Stay strong India, this one too shall pass!

  2. Krishna Kumar

    Krishna Kumar

    Саат мурун

    Handiwork of a megalomaniac lumpen at the helm and his army of blind devotees (andh bhakts or troll army as they are called in India). Bigotry all along.

  3. nourdine bens

    nourdine bens

    2 саат мурун

    الحمد لله على نعمة الاسلام

  4. Lasaraung Bakri

    Lasaraung Bakri

    3 саат мурун

    The government should provide gas crematorium instead of using fire woods

  5. Pervaz Malik

    Pervaz Malik

    3 саат мурун

    What a terrible site and unbelievable to see oh lord have mercy on these souls lots of prayers from Pakistan 🇵🇰

  6. MD. Munna

    MD. Munna

    3 саат мурун

    ভারতে কি দেখতেছি

  7. Rahul Chauhan

    Rahul Chauhan

    5 саат мурун

    बोलो राम जय श्री राम जी जय हनुमान जी

  8. Rahul Chauhan

    Rahul Chauhan

    5 саат мурун

    महाराज जी पब्लिक की किया गलती लोग ऐसे भी जिसके घर का चुलहा रोज के कमाने से जलता है कारोबार ही ठप तो किया करें इन्सान इतने भी बेदर्दी नहीं है लोग मरने बाला ओर मारने बाला कोई भी ला परवाह नहीं है। यह तो अंत होना ही आज नहीं कल भगवान के आदेश का पालन करो सब अजय अमर है किसी के मर जाने का ग़म ना करो जो हो रहा सब प्रभू के ही मर्जी से हो रहा यह आत्माएं है और सदा सदा के लिए अजय अमर है यह न अग्नी जलती है न पानी में डूबती है न किसी सस्त्र से काटी जा सकती है

  9. Harjinder Singh

    Harjinder Singh

    6 саат мурун

    Haan bhai bharat ki janta hi doshi hai iski sarkar koi jimmedar nahi hai kyonki tax janta ko dena hota hai hospital janta ko bnana.hai sadak janta ko bnana hai school janta ko bnana hai.oxygen plant janta ko bnana hai sarkar sirf khud aish karo aur corporater mitron ko fayda dena hai loot machi hai loot

  10. Chatana Shahi

    Chatana Shahi

    6 саат мурун




    6 саат мурун

    I saw some fools in the video making video of the last rituals....Shame on you

  12. Azhari kodell

    Azhari kodell

    7 саат мурун

    Lekas membaik India from Indonesia🇲🇨

  13. Vic


    8 саат мурун

    Overpopulated, not obeying rules once lockdown is lifted and lack of medics. I watched they celebrated holy festival and other events full of crowds without mask. Basically waiting for catastrophe to happen...this is the result.

  14. Yoshi Dindha

    Yoshi Dindha

    8 саат мурун

    knpa dbakar?? biasa nya d rendam dlm air sungai gangga kan?

  15. Ayaan Jamil

    Ayaan Jamil

    8 саат мурун

    Each and everything is finished. Nothing is left.

  16. Assassin


    8 саат мурун

    If shortage of wood for cremation use gharqad tree (lycium) it has potential



    9 саат мурун

    India mai esh time behut bura hal ho reha hai bhagwan mat kar esha sabhe behut pareyshan hai reham kar apney bachoo pay❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏

  18. sanjay gupta

    sanjay gupta

    9 саат мурун

    Shame on you bbc You are taking view by showing dead body India total deaths by corona = 2.3 L Usa total deaths by corona = 5.8 L What about this? Why not you are shoing this?

  19. Shauka Hodan

    Shauka Hodan

    10 саат мурун

    We are all together brothers and sisters in front of this terrible pandemic...... 🙏🙏🙏 we can only pray for all souls and their family ❤🙏 Italy pray for your country

  20. smurf akoun

    smurf akoun

    10 саат мурун

    I hope people in India could recover from that pandemic and learn from this tragedy

  21. Sagar Puri

    Sagar Puri

    11 саат мурун

    Same is happening in Nepal.

  22. Sam love diary

    Sam love diary

    11 саат мурун

    B JP ko janta Kbhi maf nahi kregi...yaad rakhna Bhaiya👍🏻 😭

  23. Ashwani Singh

    Ashwani Singh

    11 саат мурун

    बाप रे

    • Shauka Hodan

      Shauka Hodan

      10 саат мурун

      Meus sentimentos Índia! 🇧🇷

  24. ertugrul fire

    ertugrul fire

    11 саат мурун

    IN India Modi buying always fighter jets for fight but never made hospital all money waste .. can rafale fighter help you at this time???

  25. Mohammed Adnan

    Mohammed Adnan

    11 саат мурун

    It was so expected where there is a population 1.3 billion. Why was the government sleeping and is sleeping 😡. It is very heart breaking.💔 I hope things get better. Much love from Pakistan 🇵🇰 and everywhere 🌍.

  26. Samsher khan

    Samsher khan

    11 саат мурун

    Modi government is sleeping

  27. bineet singh

    bineet singh

    12 саат мурун

    Kantaha baba ji 🙏

  28. Dr. S.M Hoque

    Dr. S.M Hoque

    12 саат мурун

    Babor i masjid ka paap lag gaya bharat mein

  29. Eric Ewald

    Eric Ewald

    12 саат мурун


  30. joyd


    12 саат мурун

    He is truly doing Gods work, not like phony gurus and Babas who only make KGkey videos

  31. Rumapriya Sonowal

    Rumapriya Sonowal

    13 саат мурун

    Thus 2nd wave of covid has swept india like tsunami. Me and my husband recovered from covid recently. Fortunately we survived!!!! Almost 50 to 60 percent of my friends and near ones are infected by this 2nd wave..

  32. Sujith Vaddi

    Sujith Vaddi

    14 саат мурун




    16 саат мурун

    world amazing , Covid19

  34. balvinder singh

    balvinder singh

    16 саат мурун


  35. Manvendra Srivastava

    Manvendra Srivastava

    17 саат мурун

    This is devastating. Majority of people are dying due to lack of oxygen. ।।ॐ मृत्युंजय महादेव त्राहिमां शरणागतम, जन्म मृत्यु जरा व्याधि पीड़ितं कर्म बंधनः।।

  36. Edward Newgate

    Edward Newgate

    17 саат мурун

    Should have canceled kumbh mela festival

  37. Priscila Menezes

    Priscila Menezes

    19 саат мурун

    Meus sentimentos Índia! 🇧🇷

  38. Bishal Bist

    Bishal Bist

    19 саат мурун


  39. azhar muhammad

    azhar muhammad

    19 саат мурун


  40. Catherine Ewonkem

    Catherine Ewonkem

    20 саат мурун

    I blame the government.

  41. Celeste Nicaragua

    Celeste Nicaragua

    21 саат мурун

    😥😥 hoooo Dios cuanto dolor este desastre mundial parece Apocalipsis.....😥😥😥🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  42. Bibi Persaud

    Bibi Persaud

    21 саат мурун

    Nature's way of depopulation! Birth control for everyone starting now!!!?

  43. Luthfi Faz

    Luthfi Faz

    22 саат мурун

    Di kubur aj ngapain di bajar udh tau pandemi mlh memperburuk kualitas udara dgn pencemaran udara

  44. Md Shah Alam

    Md Shah Alam

    Күн мурун

    Masjid destroy

  45. amin amin amin 92

    amin amin amin 92

    Күн мурун

    Pyar for india masa Alloh... We love you from indo..

  46. Rohit Dias

    Rohit Dias

    Күн мурун

    This pains my heart, to anyone reading this. Please remember this next time u vote

  47. うんぼぼ


    Күн мурун


  48. navneet kumar

    navneet kumar

    Күн мурун

    Oxygen cans are available here. The filled can may appear very light as Oxygen is as weightless as air. 18 litre of oxygen only weighs about 24 grams. gO2therapy is designed for enhancement and recreational purpose only. This product is not meant for treating, preventing or curing any disease. Store below 45C. The Bottle contains 99.9% pure oxygen. Although, only 95% - 99%b of oxygen will be effective as a perfect vacuum is not feasible. Capacity - 18 litr Mr. Aajeet yaadav 81307 88683 Mr Diwakar verma 99588 90150

  49. Lightning Muhking

    Lightning Muhking

    Күн мурун

    He prabhu bacha lo

  50. sanjay gupta

    sanjay gupta

    Күн мурун

    What about west countries? They are not showing their coffins...😒

    • sanjay gupta

      sanjay gupta

      9 саат мурун

      Shame on you bbc You are taking view by showing dead body India total deaths by corona = 2.3 L Usa total deaths by corona = 5.8 L What about this? Why not you are shoing this?

  51. Siddik Siddik

    Siddik Siddik

    Күн мурун


  52. Shah Fahad

    Shah Fahad

    Күн мурун

    My aunt passed away recently ...the graveyard which I visited to bury her with few family members ..I saw many dead bodies heart just Broke out like anything 😭😭😭....the situation is going wrost in India ...please pray for us ...😭😭😭

  53. A10 Roy

    A10 Roy

    Күн мурун

    Hey Covid may help India`s population problem

  54. youherarakutube


    Күн мурун

    Indien ???? Sind das die armen Drittweltler, bei denen 95% aller weltweit benötigten Medikamente hergestellt werden ? (und gegen Bezahlung verkauft ?) Sind das die 1,38 Milliarden Menschen, von denen seit "Pandemiebeginn" kumuliert 1,53 % positiv getestet wurden ? (USA: 9,94 % / BRD: 4,19) Sind das die 1,38 Milliarden Menschen, von denen seit "Pandemiebeginn" kumuliert 0,017 % an/mit Covid verstarben ? (USA: 0,177 / BRD: 0,101) Wenn ich es so betrachte, stehen "die" doch bis zu 10 Mal besser da, als der große Rest der Welt - wieso macht Ihr einen dermaßen Heckmeck um etwas, das fast alle schlimmer erwischt ?

    • Lightning Muhking

      Lightning Muhking

      Күн мурун

      Alien language

  55. សុខុមសទ្ធា កែវ

    សុខុមសទ្ធា កែវ

    Күн мурун

    Indians victims families need definite supports to fight Trauma, PTSD , and Melancholic depression in the near future. WHO & WPA should give indians any supports to confront these worse situations as soon as possible. Pray for Indians From Cambodia 💗💗🙏🙏🙏💗💗

  56. My Lovely Girls

    My Lovely Girls

    Күн мурун

    OH NO I am crying 😓😥

  57. kayraa Bhardwaj

    kayraa Bhardwaj

    Күн мурун

    Desh k Neta desh k liye he logo ki suraksha k liye h ..lekin unhe sirf elections vote rely ki tension he desh ka kya ho raha h ye kyu nahi dekh rahe ...roz hzaaro log mar rahe h log Apno ko kho rahe he ....aane wale samay m Bharat ek naam rah jaega........itihaas m padhne k liye .......stay safe 🙏🙏

  58. smart


    Күн мурун

    Modi is genocidal, killing the poor.

  59. Shah Shah

    Shah Shah

    Күн мурун

    sahi kaha jahan hai to jahan hai😢

  60. sushanth kumar

    sushanth kumar

    Күн мурун

    I request to Honorable Prime minister of India Shri Narendra Modiji plz do the Lock down, pls see the Condition of Cremation. In one day lots of dead body , We request to u sir plz do the Lock down...😭😭😭🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  61. KikayBlooms


    Күн мурун

    Praying for India

  62. Awais Pasha

    Awais Pasha

    Күн мурун

    Pakistan 🇵🇰 stand with India 🇮🇳

  63. Sayeed Patel

    Sayeed Patel

    Күн мурун

    who is responsible for same ?

  64. Prashant Patle

    Prashant Patle

    Күн мурун

    We have failed, as a human, as a Indian..

  65. jahangir Hussain

    jahangir Hussain

    Күн мурун

    Kafar Hain ya loog

  66. Bimala Gurung

    Bimala Gurung

    Күн мурун

    Om mani padme hung🙏🙏🙏

  67. 198TV198 Travel studio music song atoz video

    198TV198 Travel studio music song atoz video

    Күн мурун


  68. shane hodgson

    shane hodgson

    Күн мурун

    An iron lung, also known as a tank ventilator or Drinker tank, is a encloses, and varies the air pressure, to stimulate breathing. It assists breathing when muscle control is lost, or the work of breathing exceeds the person's ability. Need for this treatment may result from diseases including polio and botulism and certain poisons (for example, barbiturates, tubocurarine). The use of iron lungs is largely obsolete in modern medicine, as more modern breathing therapies have been developed, and due to the eradication of polio in most of the world. However, in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic revived some interest in the device as a cheap, readily-producible substitute for positive-pressure ventilators, which were feared to be outnumbered by potential victims temporarily needing artificially assisted respiration.

  69. Tatokun


    Күн мурун

    It was careless from both sides. I only wish the virus would stop killing millions.

  70. Ishtiaq Ahmed Butt G

    Ishtiaq Ahmed Butt G

    Күн мурун

    gourmet india shamed

  71. K R

    K R

    Күн мурун

    Let's pray for the whole world🙏. So many countries are suffering too.

  72. Ramesh kumar

    Ramesh kumar

    Күн мурун

    Thanks for all brothers and sisters for your care and support around the world. India will become normal very soon with your prayer and support. thank you so much to all.

  73. dolimi jotoo

    dolimi jotoo

    Күн мурун

    I’m from America and sending my love to the people of India! This is all devastating

  74. Ravi Shankar

    Ravi Shankar

    Күн мурун

    We salute you sir🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  75. Ederson simples

    Ederson simples

    Күн мурун

    E plano da maçonaria pra reduzir a população

  76. kuru K

    kuru K

    Күн мурун

    10 million people arrive at the "HELP INDIA NOW" march on capital hill, washington d.c

  77. Shelby Baca-Pena-Simoni

    Shelby Baca-Pena-Simoni

    Күн мурун

    You'll be remembered!

    • dolimi jotoo

      dolimi jotoo

      Күн мурун

      jate hai...Nafrat khatam kare miljul kar rahe.

  78. Shelby Baca-Pena-Simoni

    Shelby Baca-Pena-Simoni

    Күн мурун

    Put people too work and make PPE out of trash bags or masks out of recycled material since supplies are running out but paint masks are more efficient as well& Biohazard or even those industrial masks.

  79. Shelby Baca-Pena-Simoni

    Shelby Baca-Pena-Simoni

    Күн мурун

    Put bodies in caskets

  80. Shelby Baca-Pena-Simoni

    Shelby Baca-Pena-Simoni

    Күн мурун

    Like Egypt, you should mummify , cremate in an enclosed area because you're allowing the spread of covid-19 and India you put everyone at risk.

  81. Nbk Blk

    Nbk Blk

    Күн мурун

    🙏🙏🏻🙏🙏🏻🙏🙏🏻🙏🙏🏻🙏🙏🏻🙏🙏🏻🙏🙏🏻🙏🙏🏻🙏🙏🏻🙏🙏🏻🙏🙏🏻🙏🙏🙏🙏🏻🙏🙏🏻🙏🙏🏻🙏🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 Om namah shivaya Om namah shivaya Om namah shivaya

  82. Anna Animations

    Anna Animations

    Күн мурун

    You may rest now :(



    2 күн мурун

    Ye waqt bhi beet jyega🥺

  84. Tayyab Mirza

    Tayyab Mirza

    2 күн мурун

    ghao motar kiuon nahi petai ? ghao motar piyo or ghobar khao carona bhagh jai gha , 😆😅😄😃😂😁😀

  85. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant

    2 күн мурун

    Each person watching can you please send prayers to the ppl of India that our LORD and Saviour will send aid for what they need. Amen 🆙

  86. butti fdft

    butti fdft

    2 күн мурун

    praying for India

  87. Atifa Ambreen

    Atifa Ambreen

    2 күн мурун

    Alas! Very alarming situation in india

  88. alidini


    2 күн мурун

    They shouldn’t be cremated that’s so disgusting

  89. Rajat Goel

    Rajat Goel

    2 күн мурун

    Thank you China

    • Rajat Goel

      Rajat Goel

      Күн мурун

      @butti fdft thank you very much dear.. Please be safe

    • butti fdft

      butti fdft

      2 күн мурун

      Sending prayers for india 🙏🙏🙏i have a lot of friends from india working in a cruise from philippines🙏🙏

  90. Mabs Alam

    Mabs Alam

    2 күн мурун

    Working near smoke for this long could cause long term lung 🫁 damage.

  91. khan sadiq

    khan sadiq

    2 күн мурун

    Ek zamane me log Heartattack, Cancer, Diabetics, Jaundice se mara karte the Aaj sabke maut sirf Corona se ...Wah re Maut! Jab khuda ka kahar barasta hai to nasle barbad ho jate hai...Nafrat khatam kare miljul kar rahe.

  92. samsamsamsan samsam

    samsamsamsan samsam

    2 күн мурун


  93. viswanathan p r

    viswanathan p r

    2 күн мурун

    I don't have interest in rituals.

  94. ekta singla

    ekta singla

    2 күн мурун

    Salute to all these people

  95. Rashenka rinosh

    Rashenka rinosh

    2 күн мурун


  96. Irvan Abidin

    Irvan Abidin

    2 күн мурун

    Nice job, Grandpa Modi

  97. torib ainul Mubarak

    torib ainul Mubarak

    2 күн мурун

    Kalau di Indonesia meninggal krn corona dikawal oleh polisi dan keluarga dilarang ikut serta dlm penguburan demi mencegah tertular corona

  98. Qisas Hasanudin

    Qisas Hasanudin

    2 күн мурун

    this is the most depressing "A Day in the Life of" video i've ever watched

  99. Shal g021

    Shal g021

    2 күн мурун

    Bcoz Of Uneducated Indian Prime Minister MODI Making Statue But Not Making 1 Hospital In 7 Year.

  100. Bangtan's pre debut hair

    Bangtan's pre debut hair

    2 күн мурун

    India deserved it.

    • Bangtan's pre debut hair

      Bangtan's pre debut hair

      Күн мурун

      @Doom Guy Agreed.

    • Doom Guy

      Doom Guy

      Күн мурун

      Wuhan virus