Siddesh Dhake, 19, who was killed while dodging a pothole on Monday, was pursuing his diploma from the Whistling Woods institute, Goregaon (East).
His father, Dattatrey, is a bank employee in the Solapur branch of a private bank. Dhake stayed in Mumbai with his mother, a homemaker. He had been pursuing a diploma in animation for the last few months, and wanted to enter the animation industry.
His father was informed of the accident by the Aarey Colony police and has left for the city.
The police said that they learnt that Dhake used to ride the bike well and would avoid potholes and bad roads. Dodging a pothole is what he attempted to do on Monday morning, when he fell off the bike on Aarey Colony road and came under the wheels of an Indica. Dhake sustained grievous injuries to his skull and multiple fractures, which he succumbed to.
Dhake, who lived in Ghatkopar, would often go to his institute through Aarey Road, as it is a shorter route. “We have found that he was a very bright student, friendly and interactive. Faculty and students were devastated by the news of his death,” said the police.