In a tragic turn of events, a 35-year-old software engineer from Bengaluru passed away in Tirupati due to a heart attack following India’s defeat to Australia in the cricket World Cup final. The software engineer had returned home to celebrate Diwali with family and friends, and the joyous occasion took a somber turn after the match.
The engineer, watching the match with loved ones, experienced chest pain and collapsed shortly after the conclusion of the game. Rushed to the government general hospital in Tirupati, he was declared dead on arrival by the attending doctors.
Witnesses mentioned that the engineer had displayed signs of tension and anxiety as India batted first and were dismissed for 240 runs. Although his mood briefly lifted when Australia lost three quick wickets, the tide turned as Australia steadily approached the target and clinched victory. It was during this intense moment that the engineer succumbed to a sudden cardiac arrest.
On Monday, Mohith Reddy, the chairman of Tirupati Urban Development Authority (Tuda), visited the engineer’s residence in Durgasamudram village to offer condolences. Additionally, on behalf of the state government, he extended any necessary assistance to the grieving family.