Jangaon: US President Donald Trump, who celebrated his 73rd birthday on Friday, may court controversy often, but he has an ardent fan in a remote village in Telangana State. For Bussa Krishna (32), a resident of Konne, a nondescript village in Bachhannapet Mandal, Jangaon district, admiration for Trump transcends the normal fan routine.
On Trump’s birthday, Krishna unveiled a six feet tall Trump statue which he had installed at his home. The die-hard fan, who has been in the news for worshipping Trump like a god every day in the past three years, unveiled the statue in the presence of friends and relatives. He also performed “Abhishekam” to the statue of Trump, and distributed “Pulihora” packets to the villagers as a part of the celebrations.
Speaking to ‘Telangana Today’, Krishna, son of Ramudu and Savithri, said that he had become a big fan of Trump for his straight forward approach to many things ever since he became the US President. “I had spent Rs 1.30 lakh on the statute, besides some more money on organising his birthday celebrations. When I started offering prayers to Trump’s portrait at home, people laughed at me and some of them even advised me to visit a psychiatrist. But I know that my mental health is perfectly all right and I love to worship Trump,” Krishna, a small farmer said, explaining his love for Trump.
Krishna, who had also created Facebook and Twitter pages, has thousands of friends and followers on these pages. He had even posted several videos of him offering “Palabhisehkam” and even his own “blood” to Trump’s portrait. Krishna said that he would like to meet Trump at least once in his lifetime. “I am praying the god to see that I meet my ‘god’ at least once. I would like to tonsure my hair after meeting Trump,” he added. Krishna lost his wife and lives with his parents and son at his village.