Hyderabad: Among the dead in today`s terrible bus tragedy in Mahabubnagar district of Andhra Pradesh, is Venkatesh, a leader of actor-turned-politician and Union Minister Chiranjeevi`s fans` association in Karnataka.
Venkatesh, who was around 40, has been a die-hard Chiranjeevi fan for long and also led the matinee idol`s fans in Karnataka, a Chiranjeevi aide said here.
Venkatesh was said to be travelling to Hyderabad in connection with an auspicious event in his family, he said.
Recalling Venkatesh`s love and admiration for him, he quoted Chiranjeevi as saying that help must be given to his kin in Bangalore.
45 people were burnt alive when the private luxury bus coming to Hyderabad from Bangalore hit a road divider near Palem village in Mahabubnagar district of Andhra Pradesh early today.