In the long history of print media, newspapers have published some truly unique, at times interesting, at times heartwrenching obituaries.
And we found one that deserves a spot right at the top of the list of most interesting obituaries ever written. It’s this one requested by Kartik Sahni and published in The Hindu.
Surprised, confused yet thankful that @the_hindu decided to carry my listing#MediaCircus #media #democracy #india pic.twitter.com/raeTnlSWbJ— Kartik Sahni (@kartiksahni) September 11, 2020
Now, you may wonder what’s so interesting about it? Well, try reading the whole obit, without the period breaks in the name. Or, simply, read this:
With profound regret we announce the demise of Ms. Media, beloved daughter of Mr. Freedom, and wife of Ms. Truth.
Yes. Mr. Sahni actually got an obituary about the death of media published in the newspaper. And people had a lot to say about it:
Clever work by @kartiksahni, using the obituaries section in The Hindu today to make a point about the Indian media digging several layers beyond the Mariana Trench to bury themselves. A pity though that very few people are actually aware of the death. pic.twitter.com/mF4mMcSMXc— Karthik (@beastoftraal) September 11, 2020
@yekaisibaathui this is brilliant— Hyperaati (@hyperaati) September 11, 2020
Gold— Nobody (@maddy2192) September 11, 2020
😅👏👏— Anand (@atavist_13) September 11, 2020
Superb. 😂😂👏👏👏— Kumar (@Ek_Indian07) September 11, 2020
Hehehe..— Subhanshu Rautela (@SubhRautela24) September 11, 2020
This is epic
Not the hero we needed, but the one we deserved!