Noted Telugu news presenter Badri, who hogged the limelight through his stint as an anchor on TV9, was killed in a road accident on Sunday.

Badri was on his way to a family trip to Dwaraka Tirumala, when the accident took place. Reports suggest that he was driving the car, when the car hit a tree. He was reportedly pronounced dead on the spot. His wife and two children, who were travelling with him, have suffered minor injuries. They were rushed to the Eluru hospital and their condition is said to be out of danger, reports Gulte.

Born and brought up in Unguturu of West Godavari district, Badri was an engineering graduate. But his keen interest in media and his command over the language made him a core member of the news team. His interests vary from politics to sports, but he had a special interest in cinema. He was also handling prime-time bulletins.

With his style of anchoring and voice modulation, Badri had become one of the most popular news presenters in the state. His sudden demise has shocked many people in fields of journalism, sports, cinema and politics.

AP chief minister Chandrababu Naidu has offered condolences to his family while many others took to their Twitter page to mourn his death.

Here are Twitter comments that expressed shock over the sad demise of Badri.

Sundeep Kishan ‏@sundeepkishan

Terrible Terrible news..RIP Tv9 Badri Garu..praying that his wife and children are safe..strength to his family

Nikhil Siddhartha ‏@actor_Nikhil

Omgg im shocked to knw tv9 bhadri passed away in an accident.. He was such a gr8 guy... Unbeleivably cruel nd tragic life can be sometimes

Director Harish Shankar S ‏@harish2you

Sad to know about tv 9 Badri gaaru ... May God give strength to his family ...

Idlebrain Jeevi @idlebrainjeevi

TV9 news presenter Badri is no more. died in a road accident. he was a good man. RIP

Mega Family PRO SKN ‏@SKNonline

Morning started wth shocking & heart breaking news.Unable to digest da news TV9 Badri passed away in road accident :(

Jalapathy Gudelli ‏@JalapathyG

Terrible tragedy. Tv9 news presenter Badri died in road accident. A great loss for our Tv9 family.

Raghava ‏@Rags_aCreator

So Sad News TV9 News Presenter Badri is no More. Early morning He met with an Accident. Rest In Peace

Watch the video below: