Sockalingam Sam Kannappan would like to give some guidlines to people who he may not have met or will he meet again. It is the satisfaction that some one received the benefit is important.
Kannappan would like to explain some guidelines in simple words so that every one can understand.
Hi, I am a registered Professional Engineer in Texas with over twenty-five years of experience in design, analysis, and software development for the petrochemical, refinery, and pipeline industries more
BLESS THE DEPARTED SOUL
by Sam Kannappan P.E.,
Houston, the organizer of Patients Hospitality Committee at University of Houston in late sixties
In 1968, performing last rites for the Indians who passed away was not known in USA. From 1971, the Patients Hospitality committee at the University of Houston gained valuable experience when a few heart patients died in Houston. Guidelines to cremate the body and in some rare cases for transporting the body to India were set up. This procedure was used for many years through out USA.
CREMATION IN US CITIES:
When an Indian Hindu faith passes away, some close friend should make a check list of action items to do the following:
From Honorable K.P. Pillai, Consul, Indian Consulate, Houston:
Kindly recall our conversation regarding the formalities for dispatch of mortal remains in the event of death of an Indian national here. The requirement for registration of death and issue of No Objection Certificate is attached (pl see below). You may also like to advise that in case of death due to accident, suicide, criminal assault etc. the Police may also be informed for investigation. Similarly, the employer of the deceased should also be approached for assistance and settlement of dues etc. by the next of kin.
Regards, ( K.P. Pillai ) Consul 28.9.2006
Registration of Death & No Objection Certificate to carry dead body/ashes
In the event of death of an Indian national, relative/ friend and if the next of kin wishes to carry either body or ashes back home to India, the following documents are required to be submitted to the Indian Consulate along with the application [Miscellaneous Service Form to be filled in requesting for the issue of a No Objection Certificate. The Form should have details of the deceased and signed by the person submitting the application along with the copy of his passport]. The following documents are also required to be submitted along with the application: