PM Modi condoles death of table tennis player D Vishwa

New Delhi: 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently condoled the death of top Tamil Nadu Table Tennis player Deenadayalan Vishwa.

Vishwa passed away in a road accident on Sunday, the accident took place when he was traveling by road from Guwahati to Shillong for the 83rd Senior National Table Tennis Championships. 

“The demise of TT champion Vishwa Deenadayalan is shocking and saddening. He was admired by fellow players and distinguished himself in several competitions. In this tragic hour, my thoughts are with his family and friends. Om Shanti,” tweeted PM Modi.

Meanwhile, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju also conveyed his consoling on the passing away of the young player.

“Very sad to learn that young Table Tennis player from Tamil Nadu, Deenadayalan Vishwa died in an accident at Ri-Bhoi in Meghalaya while on his way to Shillong to participate in the 83rd Senior National Table Tennis Championship. My deepest condolences to his family. RIP,” tweeted Kiren Rijiju.

For the uninversed, D. Vishwa was part of the Tamizhaga Table Tennis Association (TTTA) State men’s team.

There are reports, that the driver of the tourist vehicle also succumbed to severe injuries, and was identified as Dipal Das. According to Police, The car was hit by a truck on the NH 6 when it was on its way to Shillong from Guwahati Airport. 

The police also said the accident happened after the overspeeding of the truck at the turning point over the median of the highway. The overspeeding truck crushed the tourist vehicle and fell to the valley of 50 meters.

Later everyone from the accident who got injuried rushed to the Nongpoh Civil Hospital but later were referred to North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) hospital Shillong, while the remains of the dead person were shifted to the Nongpoh Civil Hospital morgue for the postmortem.

Meanwhile, The country’s top paddlers namely Manika Batra, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Sutirtha Mukherjee, and Achanta Sharath Kamal will battle it out in the 83rd Senior National Table Tennis Championship starting on Monday.

(With inputs from ANI)

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