An online campaign has been started to raise funds to bring Pothnak Pradeep’s body back to India.

Birthday turns tragic for Telangana techie dies in accident in USPradeep Pothnak/Facebook
news Accident Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 12:00

In a tragic incident, a 28-year-old software professional from Telangana died in a road accident in the US on his birthday on Sunday.

Pothnak Pradeep was returning to his home at Greensboro in North Carolina when the fatal mishap took place.

According to reports, Pradeep had gone on a road trip with his wife and friends to celebrate his birthday when his car flipped over.

While Pradeep lost his life, four others have sustained injuries.

His devastated parents are in shock after hearing of their son's demise and his mother Pothnak Vanaja had to be admitted to a hospital in Secunderabad on Monday, The Times of India reported.

"I am unable to digest the fact that he is no more. My only son has died," an emotional Pothnak Muralidhar, Pradeep's father, told the publication.

He also stated that all he wants now is for the government to bring his son's body back to India as soon as possible.

An online campaign has also been started by the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) to raise funds to transfer Pradeep's body to India and to take care of his funeral expenses.

Pradeep, who hails from Bhongir in Yadadri district, had moved to the US eight years ago. He got married last year. He was working with Herbal Life at Greensboro.