Mangaluru: A 53-year old man died on Monday in a private hospital in the city in a suspected case of Dengue fever. The deceased victim has been identified as Sudhakar Acharya, a resident of Pandeshwar.

Sudhakar Acharya, after complaining of high fever from several days was admitted to a private hospital in the city for treatment where he breathed his last on Monday evening.

According to the reports the family and friends of the victim had to struggle to manage to pay the hospital bills which had crossed over Rs. two lakhs. Sudhakar is survived by his wife, son and a daughter.

Mangaluru South MLA Vedavyasa Kamath visited the family of Sudhakar and assured them of getting financial aid from the government.

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Ranchi, Oct 18: Having lost nine successive tosses in Asia, an exasperated South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won't mind sending "someone else" in his place for the toss of the coin in the third and final Test against India, beginning here Saturday.

South Africa have struggled in Indian conditions and not winning the toss in the first two Tests has only made things tougher for them. Opting to bat in Visakhapatnam and Pune, India put up 500-plus totals to virtually bat the visitors out of the game.

"We really want to make sure that we compete with this team in their own conditions. We have done it in stages in the first Test. So, hoping that we can start with the toss tomorrow.

"Probably we will change... send someone else to the toss tomorrow. I can give you that... because my records so far has not been great," said du Plessis, in a lighter vein, on the eve of the game.

Du Plesiss said "anything is possible" if his side get to bat first.

"If you put big runs in the first innings, that's where it need to stop. Then anything from there is possible. Hopefully that will unfold in the next couple of days and hopefully we can put some runs on.

"The pitch looks a little bit drier and crustier so first innings runs will be vital and then anything from there is possible in the second innings," the South African skipper added.