WorldTel CEO Samir Hanumant Singh dies in accident

By siliconindia   |   Monday, 19 May 2003, 07:00 Hrs
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BANGALORE: WorldTel chief executive officer Samir Hanumant Singh died in a car crash in Bangalore late on Saturday night barely a year after his high-profile predecessor at the company, Mark Mascarenhas, had met a similar end.

Thirty-one-year Samir's Opel Astra hit a Jabbar Travels bus on Murphy Road near Ulsoor Gurdwara. He died instantly, his body flung off beyond the yellow line that divides the road, the police said.

Samir was driving back to his Indiranagar residence from a late-night party when the accident occurred around 11.45 pm while negotiating a steep curve. The bus was coming into the city from Chennai.

On receiving information, the police rushed to the spot and found it difficult to extricate the body from the mangled car. His identity was established through the several credit cards and visiting cards he was carrying.

The bus has been seized and its driver Aijaz Ahmed arrested. After a postmortem at Bowring Hospital on Sunday morning, the body was handed over to relatives.

Incidentally, the police telephoned The Times of India office late on Saturday night on finding the visiting card of one of its correspondents who had interviewed Samir.

Samir, with an overseas stint of seven years, joined WorldTel as president after meeting Mascarenhas. The latter died in a road crash five months later.
(Source: Times of India)

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