ONE of the 227 passengers feared dead after the disappearance of flight MH370 has a spooky family connection.
Muktesh Mukherjee, a 42-year-old Canadian-Indian, is the grandson of Mohan Kumaramangalam, an Indian politician who was killed in a plane crash in 1973.
Mr Kumaramangalam was Steel and Mines Minister under India’s former prime minister Indira Gandhi. He died when Indian Airlines flight 440 crashed near New Delhi four decades ago, killing 48 of its 65 passengers.
“We’re living in fear of a second disaster in the air in our family,” a member of Mr Mukherjee’s family told India’s
“We are trying to gather information and get the family together. It’s a very sad time for us,” said his cousin Mangaljit Mukherjee, a Supreme Court lawyer.
Mr Mukherjee works for XCoal Energy and Resources, a company based in the United States. He’s the company’s vice-president of operations in China.
Xiaomao Bai, Mr Mukherjee’s 37-year-old wife, was also on the missing flight.
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