Mercy Angels: Meet Covid volunteers who ensure dignity in death

Mercy Angels is an NGO in Bangalore that's helping cremate and bury the Covid dead.

ByNidhi Suresh
  • whatsapp
  • copy

We spent an afternoon following Tanveer Ahmed, a volunteer at Mercy Angels, an NGO in Bangalore. Everyday for the last three months, as the second Covid wave has wreaked devastation, Tanveer and his friends have woken up to bury the dead. They pick up the body, transport it and coordinate with cremation or burial grounds to ensure the family bids a dignified farewell to their loved one.

We spoke to Tanveer about why he does what he does and if the communal comments made recently by Bangalore South MP, Tejasvi Surya of the BJP, have affected them in any manner.


newslaundry logo

Pay to keep news free

Complaining about the media is easy and often justified. But hey, it’s the model that’s flawed.


We take comments from subscribers only!  Subscribe now to post comments! 
Already a subscriber?  Login

You may also like