Phanindra, their only son, died along with four other techies hailing from Andhra Pradesh in the gruesome road accident

The parents of Gade Phanindra (28), a US-based techie of Damaracharla village in Chandrugonda mandal, are inconsolable after his tragic death in a car crash in Oklahoma city in the United States late on Thursday night.

Phanindra, their only son, died along with four other techies hailing from Andhra Pradesh in the gruesome road accident, sources added.

Gloom pervaded Damaracharla as the news spread in the village late on Friday night. Shivaprasad, the father of Phanindra, broke down on learning about the incident. Swarna, his mother, was not initially informed about the latter’s death keeping in view her health condition. She was taken to a close relative’s house at Kothagudem the same night. On being informed about the tragedy on Saturday morning, she fell unconscious. Phanindra completed his school education in Palvancha, Intermediate course in Kothagudem and B.Tech from a Palvancha-based engineering college.

Hailing from an agricultural family, Phanindra excelled in studies with a strong resolve to become an engineer of high repute. After completing his higher education in the US, he worked in a software firm in Atlanta. He joined a reputed company in Oklahoma city two months ago, family sources said. He died at a time when his parents were searching for a suitable match for him.