Leading Hindus are calling on India to honour Michael Jackson with a postage stamp - because the King of Pop was always treated like a god in the sub-continent.
Jackson died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Thursday (25Jun09) and religious fans of the King of Pop are urging the Indian government to do its bit in remembering the pop superstar.
Rajan Zed, the President of the Universal Society of Hinduism, says, "When Michael flew to India in 1996 for a live show, he was welcomed at the Mumbai airport by an aarti, which is a Hindu ceremony performed in adoration of a deity or any outstanding personage or guest.
"I now urge the government of India to honour Michael Jackson posthumously at least by issuing a postage stamp. Michael’s personal life might had been controversial, but he did provide joy to a large populace of the world through his music."