Kundapur, July 28, 2016: : Suresh Hegde (52) hailing from Merdi near Basrur in Kundapur taluk was among the three passengers who were charred to death in the tragedy that occurred on July 27, Wednesday morning wherein a Bengaluru-Hubballi private bus caught fire at Varoor on the outskirts of Hubballi Dharwad.
It has been gathered that Hegde used to always travel by the same bus.
He was initially working with his brother at a hotel in Tarikere and had later owned a hotel and was also a distributor for a company.
He lived with his wife Krishnaleela and two sons.
The family members have rushed to Hubballi.
It is learnt, a DNA test will have to be done to identify the body.