Karnataka: While everybody had taken an off on May 1 because of International Labour Day, Shivakumar was on his duty sincerely.

Accompanied by his son, Shivkumar was delivering pressure cookers manufactured from an industrial estate to a shop at Huliyaru, Karnataka. It was when the father-son duo was about to reach their destination that Shivkumar suffered a cardiac arrest.

It was noon and they were about 97 km away from where they started, the 10-year-old son, Puneerth, who was sitting alongside his father displayed the immediate presence of mind and swung the steering wheel to prevent an accident.

Source: The New Indian Express

As per reports, even though there was no accident, Shivkumar drew his last breath right beside his son. Puneerth, who is a student of class 5 at a government primary school at Allalasandra, broke into tears when he realised his father was no more.

Shivkumar chose to work on May Day but his wife Munirathnamma chose to take a leave. “She works in a garment factory at Goraguntepalya in Bengaluru and the factory had declared leave. We have not informed her about her husband’s death as of yet,” Gowramma, a relative, told The New Indian Express.

“He was a good man and focused on his job always. It’s unfortunate that he died at a young age leaving behind his family,” said Tejaraju, a neighbour.

Huliyaru police sub-inspector named Lakshmikanth notified TNIE that it was a natural demise and hence the body will be released.

We salute the courage and presence of mind shown by the little boy in such a heartbreaking moment and we hope the family gets the strength to cope with the untimely demise.

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