Man's newspaper ad about losing his death certificate takes internet by storm

03:07 PM Sep 23, 2022 | Team Udayavani |



The internet is filled with endless bizarre content from across the world. Be it innovative cooking hacks, adorable animal videos or unusual wedding invitations, they keep us hooked to our screens all day long. Now, a man’s newspaper advertisement about his lost death certificate has left the internet in splits.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Rupin Sharma shared a photo of the print advertisement, in which a man claimed that he lost his own death certificate – a document which is only made when a person dies. “I have lost my death certificate at Lumding Bazar (in Assam) dated 07/09/22,” the advertisement read. It also mentioned the registration and the serial number of the lost certificate.

“It happens only in India,” Mr Sharma hilariously captioned the post.

Since being shared, the image of the advertisement has taken the internet by storm. Netizens wondered if the man was asking for help from heaven. Some users even jokingly asked where they should reach out once they found the lost item.


“If found where the certificate has to be delivered Heaven or Hell?” wrote one user. “This is ‘Ad-bhoot’,” commented another.

A third said, “Someone has lost his own death certificate. If anyone finds it, please return his death certificate to him. Please treat this as urgent – else the ghost will get angry.” A fourth added, “First time someone lost his death certificate.”




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