“He travelled to America, Malaysia and Singapore and came back safely. He lost his life sadly when he set out on the Saligrama Yatra,” said Soundaraj Bhattachariyar solemnly before he went to receive the body of his brother L.S. Sudarshan Bhattachariyar, who died in a plane crash in Nepal on Monday morning. Several relatives of Sudarshan came to receive the body of the hereditary archaka of the Sarangapani, Chakkarapani, Ramaswamy temples at Kumbakonam.
Thrikoshtiyur Madhavan, who was part of the group that went on a pilgrimage to Nepal, accompanied the body to Chennai. “The hospital, where the body was taken delayed the post-mortem examination. The Chief Minister took up the issue with the Tamil Nadu House in New Delhi, who in turn contacted the officials of the Indian Embassy in Nepal, he said. The post mortem was completed soon after that,” claimed Thrikoshtiyur Madhavan. The body came to Chennai at 04.15 p.m. by Air India 142, from Delhi, according to an airport official.
The family said that the cremation would take place on Thursday at Kumbakonam. Sudarshan has a son Sriram and daughter Amuthapriya, said his brother.
Keywords: Nepal air crash