Car plummets into 150ft deep valley; Director of Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Museum Trust charred to death

Car plummets into 150ft deep valley; Director of Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Museum Trust charred to death

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karni Singh Jasol Director Mehrangarh Museum Trust Jodhpur Dead in car accident Ranakpur Gogunda Udaipur
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In an important update from the Gogunda sub-division area of Udaipur district, a car being driven at high speed met with an accident in the foothills (ghat) of Ranakpur, near Udaipur. The mishap led the car to plummet 150 ft into a deep valley, as it burst into flames.

As per news provided from the Sayra Police Station, the passenger, Karini Singh Jasol was charred to death. Karni Singh was the Director of the famous Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. Jasol was on his way to the RSupal Mata temple for Navratri pooja, as per available reports.

After being informed of the accident, the station officer at Sayra Police Station, Ummedilal Meena reached the spot. The charred body was retrieved from the vehicle after a two hour effort. The body has been kept at the Sayra Mortuary and the family of the deceased has been informed. Postmortem will be conducted subssequently.

About Karni Singh Jasol

Karni Singh Jasol was the Director of the Mehrangarh Museum Trust. Over his career, Jasol received many awards for his work in Museum Management and Indian History. He is the recipient of the Charles Wallace Award for study on the collection, management and storage system at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (VAM); the Nehru Trust Award; the Alfred H Barr Jr Award, Fulbright Scholar Recognition; Certificate of Merit from UNESCO. Under his leadership, the Mehrangarh Fort was awarded the UNESCO Asia PAcific Award of Excellence in 2005, the Fassa Bortolo Domus Award in 2012. Karni Singh did his Masters in Museum Management from MS University in Baroda. Time magazine in its 2007 “Best of Asia” issue rated the Fort as the Best Fortress in Asia.

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