Kundapur: Death during foreign travel - Jayaprakash Hegde helps bring back body

Daijiworld Media Network - Kundapur (SP)

Kundapur, Jun 18: Former MP representing Udupi-Chikkamagaluru constituency K Jayaprakash Hegde, who has readily extended help to many, also helped to bring back the body of a woman to her native place, who had died during a foreign trip, it has transpired now.

Meera and Sathish Kundapur couple, natives of this town but settled in Mumbai, had left on a tour of Spain on May 14 this year. When the two were travelling by a cruise ship near Barcelona on May 24, Meera (55) suffered massive heart attack and died on May 24.

Jayaprakash Hegde

Because of labyrinthine legal provisions of that country, it was found very hard to bring back the lady's body to India. First eight days after her death were spent in conforming to certain conditions and providing documents to authorities. Sathish, who was dismayed by the delay in handing over the body, contacted Kishore Kumar, president of Kalakshetra Kundapur seeking help. Kishore in turn, contacted former MP K Jayaprakash Hegde.

Hegde got in touch with former union minister for external affairs Sushma Swaraj. Through her intervention and with the support of officials of her department, the officials at Spain were contacted after which the matter was continuously followed up with them. With these efforts, the mortal remains of the lady were delivered on June 2 after which they were brought to Mumbai where funeral was performed, Sathish Kundapur said.

The deceased is survived by husband and two sons.


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