News.com.au: Man Comes 'Back To Life' At Burial
An 80-year-old Indian man, whose relatives thought he was dead, came "back to life" after being doused with cold water as part of the funeral preparations, a report said.
Velusamy, who uses just one name, "woke up" when he was bathed with cold water, as is traditional for Hindus before a body is burned on a pyre, the United News of India (UNI) news agency quoted family members as saying.
"It's very cold," muttered Velusamy as he got up from the ground at his home in the village of Molapalayam in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, minutes before being taken to the funeral pyre, the report said.
The initial surprise gave way to joyous scenes as Velusamy's relatives rejoiced at having "got back grandpa back from the other world", the report said.
Velusamy was thought to have died of old age after his sister-in-law tried to wake him up for supper.
She found him lying "like wood" and got no response to her frantic calls or after sprinkling water on his face and chest, UNI said.