Vivek Pathipati Funeral and Memorial Fund Raiser

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At the relatively young age (24), Vivek Pathipati who was pursuing his M.S. from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte met an untimely end on the 2nd of August 2019.  Hale and hearty Vivek was hit by a Vehicle at around 11:55PM when he was walking back to his house and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Vivek leaves behind his devastated parents, friends and relatives. A strong determination to do his master’s and to fulfill his parent's dream ended with an unfortunate tragedy.

Due to the sudden death, his near and dear are visibly staggered at the gravity of the grim future that awaits his family. At this hour of grief, his family needs more than our prayers to lessen the burden. This fund raiser has been organized by family and friends to help sending the remains of Vivek Pathipati from Charlotte, North Carolina to Bangalore, India and support the family with funeral and memorial expenses. 

FYI, I am Manoj Maddipatla, Direct first cousin of Vivek Pathipati acting as the primary contact to have Vivek's remains sent over to India. I am a resident of Danbury, Connecticut USA and taking care of all the formalities here in US.  I, Manoj Maddipatla, on behalf of Vivek's Family & friends,  intent to withdraw the money raised from the donation campaign, to pay the funeral and transportation expenses (which we are yet to receive from the funeral house), to send Vivek's belongings to India and transfer any remaining funds directly to his father "Umapathi Naidu Pathipati" which would support and reduce the financial burden on the family. 
 
Please see the link below for facts about this incident.  

https://www.wbtv.com/2019/08/03/person-struck-by-car-killed-north-charlotte/ 

https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/a-person-is-dead-after-being-struck-by-van-in-university-city-police-say/972438250
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Here is the latest update. Vivek’s (Sunny) family just received the body at the Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru, India. As of now, Vivek Pathipati’s funeral activities will be held at his native place “Miriyamgangana Palli Sc, Polakala, Andhra Pradesh 517130, India” on Saturday, 10th of August 2019 at 11:30AM IST. I will make sure to update you all if something changes. Please plan to be there an hour early as there are Funeral rituals to be performed.
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Hi All,

Here is the update. The flight just took off from New jersey airport and would be reaching Bangalore, India by 9:15PM, Friday, Aug 9th, 2019.
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Hi All, here is the latest update. Just got a confirmation from the funeral house that the body reached new jersey last night as expected and the international flight has been booked to transport Vivek's body from NJ on 08 August 2019 at 01:15pm (Air India Flight No: 144) which then reaches Bombay on 09 August 2019 at 2:10pm. Later on the same day, Air India flight (Flight no: 609) from Bombay takes off at 8pm on August 9th, 2019 and would reach Bangalore by 09:15pm. Use the flight number to track the flight once departed.
Yamini Malarapu along with my dad (Subramanyam Naidu Maddipatla) and few other family members would be receiving the body at the Air India cargo receiving point in Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru, India. Please let me know if you have any questions.
FYI, there is a private family viewing/showing scheduled at The Hindu Funeral Home located at 75 Woodbridge Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904 from 1:30pm to 2pm.
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Hi All,

I am Manoj Maddipatla, Direct first cousin for Vivek Pathipati acting as the primary contact to have Vivek's remains sent over to India. Here are the updates about Vivek's departure from US and rest of the funeral activities.
1. A complete Autopsy was performed on Aug 3rd 2019 at Mecklenburg Country Medical Examiner's office in Charlotte as this was an accident.
2. Reconstruction of the body happened on Aug 4th, 2019 at the Heritage funeral home, Charlotte which took an entire day.
3. Funeral house has been simultaneously working with Department of Health to acquire original death certificate along with Non-contagious certificate from Medical Consular's office.
4. Vivek's body was kept open for Private Family, friends and Students viewing on Aug 5th, 2019 from 3-4PM.

We are trying our best to expedite things so we could have the body sent over to India ASAP. I will make sure to post any updates from here and forward.

Thank you all from Family and Friends,

Manoj Maddipatla
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