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Drunk driver cut short his dream run

A 27-year-old high-ranking bank executive was killed when a speeding truck rammed into his car at 11.10pm on Sunday night at a traffic signal in south Delhi. Sequence of events

delhi Updated: Oct 11, 2011 02:22 IST
HT Correspondent

A 27-year-old high-ranking bank executive was killed when a speeding truck rammed into his car at 11.10 pm on Sunday night at a traffic signal in south Delhi.


The accident brought to an untimely halt Gaurav Gujral's dream run of professional and personal success.

The incident took place underneath South Extension flyover, when Gaurav Gujral, manager with Yes Bank, was driving back home to Shahpur Jat from Lodhi road.

"A speeding truck coming from August Kranti Marg rammed into Gujral's car. The impact of the accident was such that his car was dragged a few metres, causing Gujral severe head injury and multiple fractures. He was rushed to the AIIMS trauma centre, where he was declared dead," a senior police officer said.

The accident took place when the truck driver jumped the traffic signal to take a right towards Moolchand.

Gujral was driving straight from Lodhi Road to August Kranti Marg. The truck directly hit the driver's seat, dragging the car a few metres.

The truck driver was arrested from the spot by the police. "The driver, Rajesh Singh, 47, a resident of Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh was driving under the influence of alcohol and he couldn't control his vehicle at the traffic signal," the officer added.

Gujral had joined the private bank in south extension in May 2010 as manager, commercial banking, after completing MBA in International Business from the prestigious Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT).

"After completing engineering in electronic and communication from the Delhi College of Engineering, he joined Samsung as a software engineer. However, he left the job after two years, to pursue higher studies. In his present job, he was earning a six figure monthly salary," said Gujral's relative, requesting anonymity.

Gujral's father is a senior lawyer in the Delhi High court "The family was preparing for his marriage. He was to get married to a US-based girl later this year. His younger brother is also a lawyer," said a source close to the family.

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