Gulf News staffer among Mangalore crash victims

22 May 2010

The background of all those who perished in Saturday’s air crash in Mangalore is still unclear. But among those killed are a staffer of the Dubai newspaper, Gulf News, and her husband and their daughter who was probably headed for a career in journalism.

Manirekha Poonja worked in the finance department of the newspaper, and her family was on a short visit to Mangalore for a wedding. None of the three survived, according to a report on the paper’s website.

Manirekha’s daughter, Harshini Poonja, was a student of media and communication. Harshini tweeted before she boarded the illfated Dubai-Mangalore plane last night.

The profile on her blog, last updated yesterday, reads:

I am not done becoming me yet.

Her location on Twitter reads, “Infinite Universe”.

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One Response to “Gulf News staffer among Mangalore crash victims”

  1. Saadia Says:

    Harsh was a student of Applied Multimedia. That’s the correct name of the degree. Her relatives never knew much about her. They don’t even know enough to identify her body.


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