A gentleman in India who worshipped Donald Trump like a god became so upset by the news that the impeached U.S. president contracted COVID-19, he went on an extended fast to pray for Trump's recovery. The man, Bussa Krishna, died of a cardiac arrest on Sunday.
Bussa Krishna claimed to have become a religious devotee of Trump more than four years ago when Donald magically visited him in a dream. A few days before his death, Mr. Krishna posted a Facebook video in which he weeps and prays for Trump's recovery from the viral disease that has killed over 1 million people worldwide.
Trump revealed on Oct. 2 that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and spent three nights in the hospital for treatment. He said on Sunday he had fully recovered and was due to resume campaigning on Monday ahead of the Nov. 3 U.S. election.
Venkat Goud, the head of Krishna's native Konney village and a close friend, said he was "depressed" that Trump and his wife Melania had got the disease.
"It's sad that he passed away without meeting his hero," Goud told Reuters by phone. "He had tried so hard to meet him" when Trump had come to India in February.
Raghupathi, a local police officer, said Krishna had left the village over two weeks ago to meet his parents in another part of the same southern state of Telangana.
"It is there that he passed away due to a cardiac arrest," Raghupathi, who goes by one name, said.