Nginx serves .php downloads instead of executing

Why I download .php files instead of execute?

server {
listen 80;
server_name test.loc;

#access_log logs/host.access.log main;

location / {
root /var/www;
index index.php index.html index.htm;

#error_page 404 /404.html;

# redirect server error pages to the static page /50x.html
error_page 500 502 503 504 /50x.html;
location = /50x.html {
root html;

location ~ \.php$ {
root /var/www;
fastcgi_index index.php;
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
include fastcgi_params;
You need to add lines 20–27 to explain how to execute .php files

1st : add index.php in index

fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;

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