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Dead Indian musician wished to fly back from Aus

The 30-year-old Indian musician was reportedly denied boarding plane for India two days before his death after airport staff suspected that he was too drunk.

india Updated: Apr 07, 2008 13:28 IST

A 30-year-old Indian musician, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a Sydney hotel, was reportedly denied boarding plane for India two days before his death after airport staff suspected that he was too drunk.



D Prakash, who was part of an acclaimed Indian production of Shakespeare's

A Midsummer Night's Dream

, was at Sydney Airport, two days before his death on March 25, but was too intoxicated to fly and was sent back to his hotel room, the

Herald Sun

reported.



He continued to drink in his room and later choked on his own vomit, it said.



Prakash, was found dead at a hotel room on March 25, three days after the Sydney season of the production ended, Indian Consular Yadu Vansh Dayal told PTI.



The British director Tim Supple's multilingual production of the Shakespearean comedy was staged at the Sydney Theatre from March 11-22.



Dayal said the performer's body was sent back to Tamil Nadu for last rites.