Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)
Mangaluru, Dec 9: In the ghastly accident that occurred on Friday, near Bandal of Sirsi on Kumta-Sirsi highway between a government bus and car, five members of a family, residents of Kinnikambla of the taluk were killed.
The deceased are identified as P Ramakrishna Rao (69), his wife Vidyalaxmi Rao (64), Ramakrishna’s younger brother’s wife Pushpa M Rao (57), her son Suhas (30) and Aravindaksha (27), brother-in-law of Ramakrishna’s younger brother Sumanth.
The school day of Dakshina Kannada zilla panchayat higher primary and high school was to be held on Friday. However, as the house of deceased Ramakrishna in next to the school and also for the fact that Ramakrishna used to partake in all the programmes of the school, the programme is postponed.
Marriage of Sumanth, second son of Ganesh Rao and Saraswati couple was held on December 6 at Chennai. All relatives were gathered at the house of Ramakrishna as Sri Satyanarayana Pooja at home and reception at Nooyi was slated on December 10. In the midst of this, five members of the family were going to attend a marriage function of a relative at Sirsi when the tragedy took place.
The cremation of the deceased is expected to take place on Saturday at Paduperar cremation grounds. The final rites of Pushpa Rao will be held after her son reaches native place from Japan.
P Ramakrishna Rao, a resident of Kinnikambla was the priest of Radhakrishna Yuvaka Bhajana Sangha of Kinnikambla. He was working as an auto driver also. He was basically from Palimar. He and his wife Vidyalaxmi are survived by two daughters and one son Udaya R Rao, vice president of Kandavar gram panchayat and a lawyer by profession. Their house is next to Kinnikambla Bhajana Mandir.
Pushpa Mohan Rao, is the wife of late Mohan Rao, a native of Mucchur but now settled in Chennai. Their only son is working in Japan while one daughter is settled in Chennai.
Suhas (30), is the son of Ganesh Rao, second younger brother of Ramakrishna Rao and Saraswati couple. He is an employee of Infosys. He is survived by wife Kavita and nine-month-old girl baby.
Aravindaksha (27), is the son of Bhaskar Rao and Latha couple, native of Bala, now settled in Chennai. He was doing higher studies in dental science. His marriage was fixed.