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The New Lucky Restaurant in Ahmadabad gives new meaning to an old saying about business being dead. Restaurant owner Krishnan Kutti says he has experienced success in the restaurant business since opening his eatery around an old Muslim cemetery.

Instead of moving the graves, Kutti preserves and maintains the coffins. Wait staff start each day by pulling up the shutters, wiping the gravestones and placing fresh flowers on each grave. Paying their respects to the dead is a restaurant ritual.

The restaurant has become a popular hot spot for both youth and the elderly, who can enjoy a cup of tea and a roll alongside the dead. Kutti says the graves give diners an unusual dining experience.

"Our business has been flourishing because of these graves. It gives people a unique experience.

The article says there are around a dozen graves surrounded by metal grills. He says the graves bring good luck. Although it’s unconfirmed, Kutti thinks the graves may date back to the 16th century.

To view photos and read more about this haunting Indian eatery, visit the Daily Mail website.

Marc Hoover is a freelance writer and author of two books “You Need a Cellmate, Not a Soulmate” and “21 Things you Gotta Know About the NFL.” Click on the links to buy his books or contact him about this story or anything else at augustlake@fuse.net. Marc also has a website for family members to write messages to their deceased loved ones. Visit Letters Beyond Heaven to either share or read personal letters to beloved family members and friends.

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