Bussa Krishna, a 33-year old Telangana man, who worshipped US President Donald Trump, died of cardiac arrest on Sunday afternoon. Krishna hit the headlines when he turned his puja room into a temple to worship Trump. He even went on to make a six-foot statue of Trump and worshipped him regularly. He even bathed the statue with milk. Krishna passed away at his parents’ home at Toopran in Medak district, according to police. He was called Trump Krishna in his village.

Krishna collapsed while having tea, said his family members. He was immediately rushed to a local hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

“He was feeling depressed for the last couple of weeks after coming to know that Trump and Melania had tested positive for Covid-19. But he was healthy and had no prior medical complications,” Krishna’s cousin Vivek said as quoted by Hindustan Times.

Last week, after learning that Trump had contracted COVID-19, Krishna released a one-minute video on social media in which he was seen crying and praying for the US President’s recovery.

In 2018, Krishna installed Trump’s photo along with other Hindu gods at his house in Konne village of Bachannapet block in Jangaon district. Krishna thought of worshipping Trump after Srinivas Kuchibhotla, a software engineer from the state, got killed in an alleged act of hate crime in February 2017.

“I was very much pained at the incident. I thought the only way the US president and his people could understand the greatness of Indians is to display our love and affection towards them. That is why I started worshipping Trump with a hope that the prayers would reach him one day,” Krishna had then said.