Kundapur: Manjunath Poojary (63), originally hailing from Chittur in Vandse and now residing on Bhagat Singh Road here, died in a tragic road mishap at Yellapur in Uttar Kannada district late Monday night.
He was driving the Mumbai-bound Anand Travels bus. As he was trying to avoid hitting a tree that had crashed on the road and swerved to a side, a lorry arriving from the other direction collided head-on with the bus.
He was a popular person in the society with his kind deeds. He is survived by wife, a son and a daughter.
His final rites were held in Chittur, where minister Vinayakumar Sorake, MLA Gopal Poojary and other leaders were present.