A senior journalist from Parkal in the Hanumakonda district in India has tragically passed away from a reported heart attack on Sunday.
Mendu Srinivas, 53, was playing a game of cricket with friends when he complained of chest discomfort twelve overs into the friendly match.
His cousin Mendu Ravinder said,
“He left the ground for home where he complained of more pain in the chest, and he was rushed to a local hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead.”
Srinivas was the State bureau chief of the Andhra Jyothi Telugu News Daily in Hyderabad. He had worked in the Karimnagar and Guntur regions before his work as state bureau chief and was described by local news outlets as having a good rapport with TRS party leaders.
Among those who expressed their grief and condolences were Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, abd Union Minister of Tourism G Kishan Reddy.
No further details are available as to what may have caused Srinivas’s heart attack.
Srinivas is survived by his wife and two sons.