A video of a man lighting up firecracker rockets with a cigarette between his lips in Andhra Pradesh has gone viral on social media.
The clip shows the man nonchalantly lighting up rocket after rocket, with a cigarette dangling from his mouth, and releasing them into the heavens.
The man in the video has ben identified by media reports as Molla Sanjeeva Rao from Pisinikada village in Vishakapatnam district. He is a farmer who also runs a small firecracker factory in his village.
The man’s daredevilry sent Twitter into a frenzy a few days ago with some affectionately calling him ‘Rocket Uncle’, even as most posts on him were tagged #NASA and #SpaceX.
What is the procedure to hire this uncle during Diwali? Bottle ki zarurat nahi padegi.
— Ankita Sharma (@devils_disciple) August 28, 2018