Mangaluru: Youth from Maroli who underwent pilot training commits suicide

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jul 2: A youth from Maroli here killed himself by hanging at his home on Wednesday July 1. Adwaith Shetty (32), who ended his life, had undergone pilot training.

It is learnt that Shetty was on the lookout for a suitable job. It is said that he had come back to his native place, Maroli, three days ago. As per information available, he hanged himself when no one else was at home. So far, a plausible reason which would have forced the youth to take this extreme step has not been found.

A case of unnatural death was registered in Kankanady police station.

Police are investigating.




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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Jul 3 2020

    Poor fellow.very sad.He was young.We need not search long for his suicide.I am sure either he wasnt successful in exam,or he took loan for his licence ,training,now banks are asking back money ,whereas he has no job due to corona.At present due to this travel agency has mega problems.No Aviation at present.many companys attaching aviation are at jobs.He could have joined Navy ,atleast there he could get free training.Heartfelt sympathy to his family.May his soul rest in peace.Atleast he could have confined his problems to the family or friends who could help him.

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  • Raj K, Mulki

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Please understand and respect Mr. Advitha Shetty. Om Shanti.

    To get Pilot training is not easy these days. He must have spent a lot of money of his family towards the end. Now suddenly Airlines are in bad shape. Hope for improvement in the situation is also not there, until Covid goes off. After training for years and a huge effort towards a specific job, when one finds himself in an uncertain bind, it is not easy.

    May his soul rest in peace!

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  • Shamsheer, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Dear All,
    First of all suicide is not a way to end depressed life. It is absolutely out of faith, lack of God consciousness.
    Our religion says if someone kills on his own he or she will loose both the life of this world and hereafter, God knows best.
    One thing to learn during this covid-19 pandemic out of many signs is that no one has control of anything or the least, except the @#Lord Almighty
    Keep pondering, keep thinking
    Come into common terms for the truth

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  • Musa, Abu Dhabi

    Wed, Jul 8 2020

    So you want people to change their faith for 'common truth' , even here you don't want to miss an opportunity to market 'truth', you mean people who follow 'truth' don't get depressed or commit suicide?

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  • Jimig, Vamanjoor, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    The best thing now is if you have money, buy land grow vegetables spend into agriculture, use whatever you want and remaining vegetables you can sell and earn money. No other jobs are secure in this world. With cultivation you can eat something and earn little money for your livelihood. That is best nowadays. I feel in future only agriculture will survive.

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  • D'Souza, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    We may not be able to fathom the struggle Advithya Shetty went through.In general, it is said that the pilot training costs 25 to 40 lacs but the ground reality possibly is that the pilot training may cost a MINIMUM of $80,995 from zero experience. The total cost may come up to a Crore or more by the end of CPL/multi engine training /ATPL etc. Pilots have to get trained paying a huge amount of fees. If they have a lengthy gap without a job or haven't flown for a while, they will have to get trained again/appear for the exam / simulators etc. Firstly, it must have been extremely difficult to have had spent so much money and not have a job. Definitely, one would constantly think how to get back the money spent. Also, if you don't have a job for 2 or more years, it is a havoc after spending so much. Parents take hefty loans or give away all their savings for this. After all the struggle and payments, if there is no job , it can be quite bad . The scenario could be anything. But if someone has spent a lot and has no job, it definitely causes depression. Also, when friends from the same field have jobs and you don't, it causes agony. To make it worse, we are facing the pandemic wherein the aviation industry is doomed along with all the other businesses. Many pilots are laid off. Whoever has a job just needs to hold on to it. Definitely, suicide isn't a solution but he must have knocked many doors and may have not been able to get a job nor get past the feeling of enormous failure . I so wish he thought I am not alone in this as the whole world is also doomed right now because of Covid and many have died. We all should accept the fact that the whole world is suffering . So we all will get past this phase together. People from different industries have lost jobs. Same family members have lost jobs together. This is not the end though. Those who trust in God and fight back will flourish. We all will. It is just a matter of time.Condolences to the bereaved family.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    It's very unfortunate that many students have gotten trapped in an industry going through the worst throes of recession; most airlines have slashed staff & even cut salaries by 50%, nobody is spared; Air India recently cancelled contracts of 200 contract pilots, Etihad & Emirates, BA, in deep trouble, Virgin Australia has collapsed, Boeing laid of 7000 workers recently! It would take a very long time for international travel to pick up!


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  • zubera, Udupi

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    RIP Anu. We miss you lot.
    May almighty give strength to shashi aunty and family.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Aviation jobs are the worst hit...

    since our country is the 4th highest affected corona pandemic and no. still increasing...we cannot expect international flights to resume in foreseeable future... similar case with domestic flights also...

    America, Canada implemented PPP for all job lost employees (Pay Protection Program)... here even a labourer who lost livelihood has to pay more than normal 'train fare' to the govt owned railways to reach back his native place....

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Young, energetic, educated, above all, a guy trained to take risk in life & manage ups & downs(Piloting), succumbs to pressure in life???

    It is so worrying situation what we are seeing now a days! It is really true, our kids are trained to handle success, not failure!!!

    RIP Adwaith

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  • Dennu, Mangalore/ Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Pilots are born to take risk. Most of them should have strong mind to fly in sky above 1000 feet to 40000 feet.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Very very sad... Whatever we say now it's of no use.... One young man is no more even after obtaining so much of education... May your soul rest in peace Advaith.... Government should start compulsory counselling classes in every field of education with a good counsellors but not money minded ones... Condolences to his bereaved family... May god strengthen them in their pain...

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  • sense_Shetty, mangalore

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Getting trained and and getting a job are 2 different things.
    There is no need to fall prey for a illusory image that we carry to please others ..
    If you fail can always rise in something else ..Besides ..failure and success are in the mind only deeper reality it means nothing..and is absurd. If we are simple ..God always gives without asking what is appropriate and suitable for one..having said this has to make honest attempt to learn and grow in which ever field
    Om Shanthi

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  • Suraj rai, Panjim

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Terrible loss
    Om shanthi

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    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Yet another young life gone just like that. May his soul rest in peace we pray and may his family get strength, courage and confidence to bear this huge untimely loss.
    Jobless youth, specially this commercial pilot course after spending lakhs of rupees on Education, you do not get a suitable job, frustration, anxiety, may be family pressure, depression with all these stress,can lead to anything in a person these days.
    Hope our youth understand that your life is more important than a job, you are more important to us than your money, you are more important to us because you are our future.
    To all dear young ones, please stay strong, stay safe until things improve. We are all in the same boat, in turbulent weather, where there is a storm called Corona hitting us. But trust in God because after every storm there is calm, at the end of every tunnel there is light.

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    This is right time to release 20 Lakh crores to support youths..

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Sad, RIP Adwaith. condolences to his family members.
    Its peer pressure when you look others success.

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  • santhosh puthran, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Sad..Its too early to go. Om Shanti.. Its a lesson for all of us. We should train our self and our kids to face failure in life more than success..prayers for his family to bear the pain and loss.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Covid19 pandemic has dealt a bloody body blow, to the entire global airline industry. Airlines in our nation, has been severely struck by turbulence..... many have crash landed into oblivion !! Pilots aspiring to graduate n earn their licenses, have to invest huge volumes of cash. There is NIL success in gaining employment, this must have depressed this young aspiring man.... With jobless expatriates, arriving back home, to an uncertain future, the nation is unprepared to avert such heart breaking tragedies. Adwaith, rest in eternal peace !!!!!

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  • DMBangera, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Om Shanti

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  • Saif, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Mahn Adi . . You were so protective & encouraging to me and others.
    I request all to be strong & patient. Take care of each other irrespective of faith, colour or race.
    Love you Adi . . Will miss you..!

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  • Manohar, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    God save all of us.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    The difference in west and India is, we try to carry a heavier ego.
    In Europe immediately out of college, you pick up the first opportunity you bump into. Be it a waitress at the bar or sales man in a clothing store.
    Even professional degree holders while searching for the right opportunity, take up normal jobs to meet the expenses.
    We have to seriously teach our children that every job is respectable.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Though the reason for the suicide is not known, probably it may be owing to not getting the pilot's job. In India, if one has a flying experience of 250 hours, he can work as a commercial pilot.. To be a commercial pilot abroad, one has to have flying experience of 750 hours.

    Problem is, you don't get job without experience and you don't get experience without job ! RIP dear, you may be a victim of reality today, in an overpopulated country.

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  • Mavin, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Suicide isn’t a final option dear Adi ... Rest In piece bro... will certainly miss you presence

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Is it become a fashion !! All blame goes to the CURRENT EDUCATION SYSTEM !! even after spending of LAKHS RS on DEGREE education in PRIVATE SCHOOLS !! what you will get !! A big salary of 5000 rs per month ( influential people only get that jobs) !! You looks like a CLOWN in REAL LIFE !! you spend golden life in EDUCATION BECOME WORTHLESS and you surrender to that same depression which you cant share with anybody because of EGO will not allow you to share it !!

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  • Shah, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Unfortunately in India Sucidical deaths surpass the number of death due to COVID 19. Many more to come if this economic situation persist.

    Hope Our PM will explain how indoor games can resist people from sucide.

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  • Amit, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    RIP Adwaith .
    Ohhhhhh!!!!! He's EXPERT in that subject also!!!!!

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  • Nish, Ixe/dxb

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    So sad aaadi.. depression, no job, no peace, this might be the reason. But suicide is not the solution, Mom had spent a lot on u, feeling sad for her.. so bold guy, who would think, he would suïcide. May almighty give patience to the family

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  • vishal, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Spending lakhs / crores on studies and training but no proper job same like promising 15 lakhs and end up with 5 kg Rice/ Atta. Jai ho.. RIP Shetty

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  • prasad, mangalore

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    seems you have overcome of such situations, you need to advice others

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Aviation Industry is facing Closure.
    Rest in Peace Adwaith ...

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Worldwide, there has been an overwhelming response where the bookings are open!!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Shankar, Mangaluru
    Timbaktoo ...

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  • Yenku, Panambur

    Thu, Jul 2 2020

    Not only aviation industry, but all business facing closure except bar and beverage.......

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