Seoni, September 15: In a tragic incident, a devotee died while performing the 'Nagin' dance during the Ganesh idol immersion ceremony. The incident took place in Madhya Pradesh's Seoni district on Friday. The popular 'Nagin' dance involves at least two persons; one dances like a serpent while the other imitates a snake charmer, playing a wind instrument in order to tame the reptile. The video of the incident has gone viral on social media. Karnataka Minister Nagaraj Performs Nagin Dance While Campaigning For Lok Sabha Elections 2019 in Hoskote, Video Goes Viral.
A group of devotees was celebrating during the Ganesh idol immersion ceremony. On-demand, the disc jockey (DJ) played the beats of the 'Nagin' dance and revellers started shaking legs on the music. As seen in the video, a local youth, donning a Sari, climbs on to the stage and starts dancing while another person, who was identified as Gurucharan Thakur, imitates a snake charmer, using his handkerchief as the instrument. Dancing Voter From Bandipora in Jammu and Kashmir is Winning Hearts on Social Media Amid Phase I Voting For Lok Sabha Elections 2019; Watch Video.
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During the 'Nagin' dance, Thakur started jumping on the floor. At one stage, he hits his head on the floor and becomes motionless. People around him cheer for him but he doesn't respond. They then realise that Thakur had died. The police were informed who reached the spot and took possession of the body. The post-mortem report was awaited. The entire incident was recorded on camera of a videographer who was hired to capture celebrations.
Notably, Thakur recently received injuries on his head in a road accident. He had completely recovered after treatment, Thakur's father told News18.