Hyderabad: A student from Hyderabad died after he accidentally fell from a multi-storied building in Canada on Sunday.
Identified as Akhil, he was pursuing higher studies in Toronto, Canada. His family lives at Vanasthalipuram in the city. After receiving the news, Akhil's family approached Minister KT Rama Rao for help.
"@KTRTRS Respected sir. My brother's son Panyam Akhil met with an accidental fall in Toronto, Canada. We are clueless how to go about bringing the body to Hyderabad. Request help in bringing the body to Hyderabad. Kindly help us in this moment of grief, sir," tweeted Akhil's uncle Babji.
The Minister immediately assured help to the family. "Sorry for your loss brother, Will do our best @KTRoffice please assist," he responded.
According to sources, Akhil had gone to Canada for Hotel Management studies. He returned home in March during the Covid 19 pandemic. In October, he traveled back to Canada after the situation improved. On November 8, he was on the balcony of his flat on the 27th floor when he slipped while talking on mobile. His friends immediately informed his family in Hyderabad.
Meanwhile, a crowdfunding campaign has been launched to raise the funds required for shifting Akhil's body home.
"At the age of 19, Akhil Panyam tragically left us on Sunday, November 8. His untimely and sudden demise has left the family and his friends in utter shock and grief that is hard to bear", said one of the friends.