Mysore officer dies in Leh disaster

Mysore officer dies in Leh disaster

S Ananthu

He, along with his wife was part of a 30-member group on pilgrimage, which was visiting Leh. They had left Mysore on August 1.

According to confirmed sources, Ananthu and his wife Vijayalakshmi were at the base camp when it was partially submerged in water. While both the sides of the road had caved in, they along with several others found refuge in the middle of the road. It was then that Ananthu complained of difficulty in breathing. Vijayalakshmi somehow managed to contact Army personnel, who responded quickly to rescue him. They were airlifting him in a helicopter to a hospital, when he died.

His identity was established with the help of an identity card found on his person.
He leaves his aged parents and sons Avinash and Alok who live in Bangalore.

Avid traveler

According to source close to the family, Ananthu and his wife were keen travelers who used to undertake journeys to pilgrimage centers. On one such trip to Tamil Nadu five years ago, the couple escaped very narrowly from the lethal fury of the deadly Asian tsunami.
Ananthu, say his friends used to say that it was a “rebirth’ for him.

But there was second “rebirth” second time he came face to face with a natural disaster.

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