Podapati Raja Chowdary, 25, A software engineer of a leading firm in New York drowned in a stream on Saturday, his family received the news of his death from the police on Monday.
Podapati Raja Chowdary native of Addanki in Prakasam district, went for a swim along with his 11 friends on Saturday evening in New York. Raja struggled to come out of the water after going deep into the stream and shouted for help. His friends tried to rescue Raja but in vain. Two of his friends later retrieved Raja and rushed him to a local hospital where he was declared brought dead.
The New York police found that the death was accidental and communicated the same to Raja’s parents. Raja’s father Podapati Mohan Rao is a TDP leader in Addanki. Raja went to the US for job after completing his engineering two years ago. He visited the city in March and was planning to come back for his marriage next year. Raja’s engagement was held through a video conference 10 days ago. Raja was the only son.