Pall of gloom at P’kula house of Nirankari sect head’s son-in-law

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Panchkula
  • Updated: May 14, 2016 23:44 IST

A pall of gloom descended at Avneet Setya’s house in Sector 11 here, as news of his death reached his parents. Setya, 29, was killed in the same accident that claimed the life of his father-in-law and spiritual head of the Sant Nirankari Mission, Hardev Singh. He was married to Sudiksha, youngest daughter of the sect head.

Karnail Singh, the local branch committee coordinator of the mission, said, “Avneet was travelling with the sect head when their car met with an accident in Montreal, Canada, on Friday. There was a tyre burst. While Avneet and Baba Hardev Singh were in the rear seat, the latter’s another son-in-law Sandeep Khinda and Vivek Sharma, who was driving, were saved due to the airbags in the front.”

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The victims were on their way to catch a flight to Toronto to oversee the preparations for the second international convention of the sect, Karnail said, adding that Sudiksha, who married Avneet on June 2, last year, was in New York at the time of the accident.

Avneet is survived by his wife, parents Satish Setya and Kamla, a specially-abled brother and a married sister.

He had passed out from DAV School, Sector 8, Chandigarh, and attended DAV College in Sector 10. An actor by profession, he was the winner of UTV Bindass Road Diaries Season 1.

Avneet would be cremated, along with Baba Hardev Singh, in Delhi on May 18, Karnail said.

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