It is said that "Life chooses its own destiny". We have no control over birth and death. Man may have developed to the extent of cloning human beings but it has not developed to the extent of controlling birth and death. Wherever you are born, fate has already decided your place and manner of death.
You lot must be thinking की why i am being so senti.
Well, the reason happens to be this - we have had a death at our home today. We don't know who he/she was, from where did he/she come or how did he/she land up at our home. But one thing is for sure की he/she was destined to breath his/her last at our doorstep or rather balcony...
A pigeon was sitting in our balcony in the early hours of the morning today. My brother saw it first & came running into the house asking for dad. Dad was in the washroom at that time. I asked him what it was n he said that a pigeon has messed up itself in a MANJA (the thing used to fly kites). I went out to see it n he was sitting there near the flower pots trying to drink water from the wet ground. When I saw that what the pigeon was thirsty, we instantly brought water for him. My mom put out bajra also for him. He drank the water and ate the bajra.
Dad came out and tried to cut his manja but the pigeon was such tangled up in the manja that unfortunately he had cut himself up. We could not save him. My dad deduced that the pigeon was tangled in the manja 1 or 2 days before which is why it was in such a bad shape.
This is why I said that fate has pre-decided our destiny. However we may try to change it but we CANNOT change and control birth and death.
But I am happy for one thing - humne marte hue prani ko paani pilaya. Couldn't save the bird but yes atleast served him before his death.
May his soul rest in Peace.