A news reader of vernacular news channel TV9, Kalla Bhadri (40) was died in a road accident near Dwarakata Tirumala in West Godavari district on February 8.
His wife Sujatha (35), two sons Sandeep (12), Sai (9), and brother-in-law Tarak, were rushed to government general hospital in Vijayawada with critical wounds.
A native of Unguturu in the district, the senior TV journalist and his family members came by car to Dwaraka Tirumala from Hyderabad for a darshan of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy. Bhadri, who was driving the car, lost control over the vehicle and hit a tree in opposite direction which resulted in his death on the spot.
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday expressed deep shock and anguish over the death of TV9 news presenter Kalla Bhadri in a tragic road accident.
The Chief Minister said: “I’m deeply saddened by the death of dynamic journalist Bhadri”. He conveyed his heartfelt condolences to bereaved family members.