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37-year-old techie S Arjun Reddy was in his office in Sydney when he collapsed. Help was called, but Mr Reddy had passed away before the medics arrived.
Vivek Kumar

27 Jun 2019 - 3:05 PM  UPDATED 27 Jun 2019 - 6:02 PM

Father of a 2-year-old daughter, Arjun Reddy was an Australian citizen. He hailed from Hyderabad in India. He is survived by his  wife and daughter.

Reddy’s friends posted about the sad demise of this young father on Facebook.

‘Yesterday we lost a fellow compatriot and friend in Sydney - 37 years old - Arjun Reddy Sama due to a massive heart attack. The community is with the bereaved family,” Mr Abhijeet Martand’s post read.

The Indian Consulate in Sydney is aware of the tragedy and ready for any help to the grieving family.

His family members back in India were informed about the situation. The friends of Mr Reddy have started an online campaign to raise funds for the family where more than 2400 people have donated over 100K in a day.

Many young Indians have died of a heart attack or cardiac arrest in the recent past in Australia.

According to Dr Parul Lakhanpal of Sydney, “Cardiac arrest happens due to sudden malfunctioning of the heart.

This leads to sudden death, and there is little one can do about it.”

Dr Lakhanpal emphasizes on leading a healthy lifestyle.

“We need to be very conscious of our lifestyle. A healthy diet, daily exercise and stress-free routine is imperative,” he says.

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