Bussa Krishna was a farmer in India. He was without a doubt one of Donald Trump’s biggest admirers.
Krishna built a life-sized statue of Trump in his backyard and worshiped at its feet every morning like Trump was a God.
“At first everyone in the family thought he was mentally disturbed, but he kept at it and everyone eventually came around,” said Vivek Bukka, Krishna’s cousin.
Krishna was devastated to hear that Trump had been diagnosed with COVID-19. He made a tearful video, which he shared on Facebook. “I feel very sad that my god, Trump, has contracted the coronavirus. I ask everyone to pray for his speedy recovery,” he said in the video.
To show solidarity with his idol, who was suffering from coronavirus symptoms, Krishna stopped eating his family shared. Reportedly, he quickly fell into a deep depression and on Sunday died from cardiac arrest.
His dedication to Trump made him a celebrity in India and his death was headline news all across the country.
His cousin shares that Krishna was very healthy and had no health issues or a history of heart disease.
Krishna was a widowed farmer in his mid-30s. He has been a devoted supporter of Trump’s for the past four years. He says he began to worship Trump after he came to him in a dream. In the dream, Trump told Krishna that India’s national cricket squad would beat its archrival, Pakistan, in a match the next day. India won and Krushna took that as a sign he should worship Trump.
His family shares that Krishna’s devotion to Trump intensified, he began fasting every Friday and then paid to have his shrine built. He worshipped at the feet of the life-sized statue every morning with Hindu rituals. He would worship an hour or two every morning.
Krishna made a valiant attempt to meet his idol. He traveled to the United States Embassy in New Delhi ahead of Trump’s trip to India back in February to try to arrange a meeting.
“It’s really sad that his dream never came true,” his cousin said.
Once Krishna heard of Trump’s COVID-19 test results he locked himself in his room.
“We tried to force him to eat, but he barely ate anything,” Vivek said.
On Sunday, Krishna collapsed and his family rushed him to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Krishna is survived by his parents and a 7-year-old son.