TVM man dies after hearing news of grandson's death

Thiruvananthapuram: In a tragic incident, a man died after hearing the death news of his grandson in Karamana near here. The sudden death of Sukumaran (74) of Nedungad Kadayara Puthenveettil happened on Sunday morning soon after the passing away of his grandson Akshay (12).

Akshay, class six student of Karamana SMRV school, was suffering from pain due to a small abscess on his eye, relatives said.

He fainted in the bathroom on Saturday evening and was rushed to a private hospital. However, he succumbed on Sunday morning. The reason for the death is yet to be ascertained.

Hearing the news of death, Sukumaran fainted and died.

Akshay is survived by father Ashok Kumar and brothers Akhil and Ajith. Akshay's mother Bindhu died two years ago. Sukumaran is Bindhu's father.

Sukumaran is survived by wife Padmini, children Suresh and Ramesh.

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