Villagers at Basavapatna in Shidlaghatta taluka of Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka gathered on the spot and mourned the death of a dear friend. That friend visited every home every day and people were very connected. It was a little sparrow that came out of nowhere and befriended men, to their own surprise. On January 26, the sparrow died. Seeing the dead bird, the villagers were in mourning. They decided to organize a funeral and bid him farewell just like any other human being. The villagers buried him and built a beautiful tomb in his memory. On the 11th day, they made all the necessary offerings and gathered in one place. They all paid their last respects to Sparrow and also fed the village non-vegetarian food in his memory. The village elders took this responsibility and conducted the prayer meeting.