In a heart-wrenching incident on January 8, 2024, in Surangi village, Gadag district, Karnataka, what was meant to be a day of celebration turned into a day of mourning. Three ardent fans of Kannada superstar Yash faced a tragic end while expressing their admiration. Hanumanth Harijan (24), Murali Naduvinamani (20), and Naveen Gaaji (20) were electrocuted in a horrifying accident while erecting a banner to celebrate Yash’s 38th birthday.
The banner, with its metal frame, tragically came into contact with an overhead wire from HESCOM, the local power distribution company. This devastating incident also left three others injured, who are currently under care at Lakshmeshwar Hospital.
The Superintendent of Police, Babasaheb Nemagouda, has delved into the details of this tragedy. A case is underway at Lakshmeshwar Police Station, bringing to light the risks involved in fan activities common in South India, such as erecting massive banners and cutouts for stars’ birthdays or film releases.
In response to this tragedy, Yash, the actor known for his iconic role as Rocky Bhai in the blockbuster KGF series, took immediate action. He visited Gadag to offer his condolences and support to the bereaved families. This incident has sparked a conversation on the necessity of safety measures during such fan events, especially near electrical setups.
Yash, a prominent figure in Kannada cinema, who rose to superstardom from his TV beginnings and the success of the KGF series, had earlier expressed his inability to meet fans on his birthday due to prior commitments. His tweet acknowledged his fans’ unwavering support.
This calamity has cast a somber shadow on the birthday festivities and highlighted crucial concerns about public safety during fan-led events.
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