The Unlucky Ones

Published: 14th February 2015 06:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th February 2015 06:10 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU:Of the nine dead, four are Bengalureans while one each is from Palakkad, Thrissur, Kollam (in Kerala), Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) and New Delhi.

The youngest casualty from the city, nine-year-old Aman Suresh, was a third standard student of MS Convent. His father Suresh is employed as a cook at former chief minister Dharam Singh’s house.

A MTech student, Aayesha Khan (24), a resident of Yelahanka, was the other student from the city to lose her life. Her grandmother Naseem Khan (67), based in New Delhi, too lost her life.

It was cruel twist of fate for Ittira Antony (57), who ran a successful hospitality business in the US for 15 years and chose to return to Bengaluru a few years ago to live with his mother in Cantonment area.

C R Venugopal (53), a resident of Thippasandra, was employed with Blue Dart Aviation. He was on his way to Coimbatore.

Those from Kerala were a 24-year-old college student from Kollam, Irsha Munaf (24), V V Vipin (24) from Palakkad and K R George (70) from Thrissur, the oldest victim. George’s relative Antony had a tough time running from pillar to post before he came to know by evening that his aged relative had died.

Punithavarthy (61) hailed from Coimbatore.

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