Hindu Satkar Samity

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Hindu Satkar Samity (Bengali: হিন্দু সৎকার সমিতি) is a Hindu charitable organization based in Kolkata that performs the cremation of unclaimed Hindu corpses. The Hindu Satkar Samity is the only body authorized to carry the dead bodies of Hindus in the hearses and cremate them.[1] It was founded in 1932.


In 2005, the Samity bought a six-bed mortuary cooler that can preserve a corpse for two days, in order to cater the NRI people.[1] However, the Samity couldn't set up the mortuary in its Burrabazar premises, because of objections from the local people. Subsequently, the Samity had requested the Kolkata Municipal Corporation to allot plot of land for setting up the mortuary.[2]


  1. ^ a b Rith Basu (August 8, 2007). "Cremation service through decades". The Telegraph. Retrieved April 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Dead have no haven". The Telegraph. May 14, 2008. Retrieved April 16, 2011.