Kannada TV anchor Chandrashekhar (34), who was popularly known as Chandan, and his friend Santhoshi (24) have been killed in Hanagavadi near Harihara in Davangere district in Karnataka. Two others, who were travelling with them, have met with severe injuries and are being treated in a private hospital.
TV 9 reports that the speeding car rammed into a parked lorry and killed the two on the spot on Thursday, May 24. They were on the way to Hubballi from Bangalore, the channel adds. The incident occurred around 5 am, says News18 Kannada. The condition of the injured two (Ramu and Sunitha) is critical as per the channel.
The cops are investigating the case, which comes under the Harihara rural police limits. More details about the accident is awaited.
Chandan was a fan of late Dr Rajkumar and his interview with Smt Parvathamma Rajkumar for Raj Musix had garnered fantastic response on YouTube. Apart from anchoring, he had appeared in a few movies that include Challenging Star Darshan's Porki.
Filmmaker Tharun Sudhir has expressed his condolence on Twitter and wrote, "One of the most talented anchor, a very humble n good hearted friend Chandhan is no more...May his soul rest in peace..#RIPChandan #Shocking #plsdrivecarefully. [sic]"
Popular TV host Anushree condoled the death of Chandan and claimed that she was a fan of his anchoring skills.
YOGI.G.RAJ tweeted: We seriously miss you Chandan..may god give ur family strength...RIP
— Tharun Sudhir (@TharunSudhir) May 24, 2018
ಅಪ್ಪಟ ಕನ್ನಡ ನಿರೂಪಕರು ಮತ್ತು ಚಾಲೆಂಜಿಂಗ್ ಸ್ಟಾರ್ ಡಿಬಾಸ್ ಅಭಿನಯದ ಪೋರ್ಕಿ ಚಿತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ನಟಿಸಿದ್ದ ಚಂದನ್ ರವರು ಇಂದು ಬೆಳ್ಳಗ್ಗೆ ರಸ್ತೆ ಅಪಘಾತದಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಧನರಾಗಿದ್ದರೆ ಮತ್ತೆ ಹುಟ್ಟಿ ಬನ್ನಿ#RIPChandan@dasadarshan @dinakar219 @Dcompany171 @DTEAM7999 ರಿಗಾರ್ಡ್ಸ್ : ತೂಗುದೀಪ ಗ್ರೂಪ್ಸ್ pic.twitter.com/kYNtGp5HES — ತೂಗುದೀಪ ಗ್ರೂಪ್ಸ್ -™ (@thoogudeepateam) May 24, 2018
ಅಚ್ಚ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಸ್ವಚ್ಛ ಮನಸಿನ ನನ್ನ ಗೆಳೆಯ ಹಾಗು ನನ್ನ ಆತ್ಮೀಯ ನಿರೂಪಕ ಸ್ನೇಹಿತ ಚಂದನ್ ಇನ್ನಿಲ್ಲ . ದೇವರು ನಿನ್ನ ಆತ್ಮಕ್ಕೆ ಶಾಂತಿ ಕೊಡಲಿ ಗೆಳೆಯ . ನಿನ್ನ ಕುಟುಂಬದ ಕಾವಲಾಗಿ ನಾವಿರುತ್ತೇವೆ pic.twitter.com/XOwxgU6oHm
— Prem Nenapirali (@StylishstarPrem) May 24, 2018
ನಮ್ಮ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗದ ಪ್ರಸಿದ್ದ ಆ್ಯಂಕರ್ ಇನ್ನಿಲ್ಲ,ನಿನ್ನೆ ರಸ್ತೆ ಅಪಘಾತದಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಧಿವಶರಾದರು..ಎಲ್ಲರನ್ನೂ ನಕ್ಕು ನಗಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಜೀವಿ ಕಣ್ಮರೆ...ಇವರ ಅತ್ಮಕ್ಕೆ ಶಾಂತಿ ಸಿಗಲಿ..#RIP pic.twitter.com/zIorM5Li6O — Duniya Vijay (@OfficialViji) May 24, 2018