Hyderabad: A 22-year-old medical student, Pinninti Shivakanth Reddy, who met with a tragic end in Ukraine on Tuesday, had plans to return and work as a doctor in his own country.
He was preparing to appear for the Medical Council of India (MCI) entrance test, after completing final year MBBS course at Zaporozhye State Medical University, Ukraine.
“He was the only son in the family. Being the eldest child, he was given all responsibilities and he used to fulfill them with due attention,” said K Suresh, a relative, adding that his loss would keep haunting the family forever.
Shivakanth Reddy’s father, P Janga Reddy is a realtor, while his mother, P Padma, is a homemaker and his younger sister, P Sirisha, is pursuing a fashion designing course at a private institute.
Janga Reddy, who is in a state of shock, after hearing that his son had an accident, is yet to be told about the demise. Since he is a heart patient, Janga Reddy has been told that his son was undergoing treatment and kept under observation for 48 hours.
“Janga Reddy is a cardiac patient. He recovered from a severe heart stroke only recently. So we have not revealed the truth to him now. Sometime later, probably before the body reaches the city, we will tell him,” Suresh said.
Shivakanth Reddy had completed his intermediate from a private intermediate college in Chaitanyapuri near Dilsukhnagar. As he could not qualify for the MBBS entrance exam, he moved to Ukraine in 2013. He was home on a vacation recently and had returned only on September 2.
Officials from the Embassy of India in Ukraine have informed the family that the proceedings to send the body to India would begin on Thursday.
Suresh, who was contacted by the Embassy officials, said the family was assured of all help.
“The embassy and the consultancy, through which he had acquired admission in the university, are taking care of everything,” he said, adding that the body would reach the city by Saturday.