Stories of Michael Jackson's death came as a surprise everywhere but not nearly so much as in Mumbai.
The people there say Jackson was seen this morning although no one saw him up close.
"It was Jackson", says Marithi Thackery who has seen Jackson before. "He had those three kids with him but there were a whole group of people hurrying him along to a small plane."
Thackery says she had not heard the news that he was supposed to be dead in the United States. She also stated that she had seen Jackson before when he was planning to perform in Mumbai.
"One thing was different, his face was not the odd one that he has had or maybe worn for some time now. It makes you wonder if all those operations was his plan to escape the public."
"I don't blame him. Everyone needs some peace."
"I tell you one thing for certain, wherever he is, he won't be away from those kids for long. Follow the kids and you will see him."
If this is all so, I am happy for him but not for us fans who will never see the greatest performer on stage again. It is a crazy world, yes?"