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Mangaluru: Foodie Nikhil Pai of 3 Hungry Men fame commits suicide


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Apr 14: In a tragic news, foodie Nikhil Pai of The 3 Hungry Men fame committed suicide on the night of Saturday April 13. He was 28.

Police sources said that Nikhil ended his life by consuming rat poison.

The exact reason for taking the extreme step is not yet known. However, police said that on Saturday April 13, he had a quarrel with his mother, after which he left from home. When he did not return, his family filed a missing complaint on Sunday morning.

Upon conducting a search, he was found dead in his apartment at Malemar on Sunday, sources said.

Co-founder of The 3 Hungry Men along with his friend Colin, Nikhil had earned much appreciation from foodies in Mangaluru for his reviews of restaurants in the city. His venture was Mangaluru's first food reviewing blog.

The 3 Hungry Men even appeared on national television programmes on food and travel featuring Mangaluru. The group was known for hosting food eating competitions which were immensely popular among the youth.

Apart from being an ardent foodie, Nikhil was also an amateur cartoonist. Following his father's death two years ago, he had taken up the management of Deepak Sales and Services fuel pump at Baikampady.

Nikhil is survived by his mother, wife, and his younger sister. 

The body was shifted to AJ Hospital and later handed over to family.

Kavoor police have registered a case.

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  • arron, mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Its sad to hear the sudden exit. May his soul rest in peace and may the family get the closure soon.

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  • Rudy, Udupi

    Mon, Apr 15 2019

    Very sad incident. May his soul rest in peace. May God give strength to his loved ones to bear the loss.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore/Kwt

    Mon, Apr 15 2019

    Very sad, strange and shocking to note a famed young man taking such a drastic step upon achieving success in life.

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  • Jebin, Dubai

    Mon, Apr 15 2019

    I am really shocked to hear this sad news. I know him for more than 8 years.
    He was such a good guy and mingles a lot and also very talented person especially drawing and conducting MC in events. We used to go out together, watch movies, participate in events, have food etc.
    But this is very shocking . I don't know what to say... May his soul Rest in Peace .
    We miss you Nikhil. ☹

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  • Jennifer, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 15 2019

    What ???? You won't let your mother have one fight with you ?? Can't she have her say sometimes ??? You may have had thousands of fights with her, what if she were to commit suicide over the first fight ?? Do you expect her to be some playdough that can be pulled in any direction ???

    Total injustice !

    RIP !

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  • Joseph Machado, Belman / Bahrain

    Mon, Apr 15 2019

    What are you commenting here about?

    Do you know about their family history or his point of view??? You passed a comment as if he were some control freak and what not?

    Of course, his methods were wrong and it is really unfortunate.

    But think again next time before simply accusing people. Unless you know them personally, dont comment from the comfort of your armchair and home.

    Regards.

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  • pandit, Uudpi

    Mon, Apr 15 2019

    arent you a little dramatic... you dont know the his story....

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  • Uttam Shetty, Bangalore

    Mon, Apr 15 2019

    I just cant believe this. Have been a follower of his blog since years. Will miss him . RIP

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  • Tilak, Shirva

    Mon, Apr 15 2019

    What!!!!???? Absolutely shocking. Om Shanti

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  • Arun Kumar, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 15 2019

    Ohhhh, what could have gone so wrong? Weren’t the rest of us there for you?
    Come back..

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  • Imtiaz Ahmed, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 15 2019

    I feel sorry for Nikhil as he should not have done this.

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  • Sarfraz Ahmed, Manglore

    Mon, Apr 15 2019

    R I P nikil

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  • Vijay, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 15 2019

    God bless his soul.... Such a lovely looking lad.

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  • Eldon D'souza, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 14 2019

    Hey Brother,

    If you had just reached out man.. A fellow foodie, your batch mate and dear friend mourns you... Your passing brought me immense pain the moment I heard about it this evening.

    I couldn't digest that the most fun loving guy could be so deeply hurt within. We are with you in spirit brother, you will be missed.

    With the deepest Condolences to the bereaved family,
    Colin, bro, hang in there and rest of the 3 hungry men team.

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  • Jeeth, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 14 2019

    RIP brother

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  • THANVEER AHAMED, UDUPI

    Sun, Apr 14 2019

    It’s really shocking he was very enthusiastic & Happy Boy... he used mingle with all...

    Can’t believe

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  • abdul munim, mangaluru

    Sun, Apr 14 2019

    RIP. very sad to hear that the young man lost his life for trivial matter. these days the youngsters do not have patience and cannot take any advise or even slight nudge by others.

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Sun, Apr 14 2019

    Misterious death
    RIP

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Apr 14 2019

    All Hungry Men are not Happy.
    RIP Nikhil ...

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  • Paul, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 14 2019

    Sad ...RIP Nikil.

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