"Rahul Kumar, who was in Delhi, had talked to his wife over phone informing her that he would return on Tuesday, but he did not know he would also die along with two of his friends -- Dr Shankar Narayan and Dr Santosh Wale -- who were putting up in Room No. 401 of the hotel," his relative Srinivasan told IANS.
"On Monday night, they called their old friend Rahul Kumar for a meeting in the hotel. Rahul told his wife that he wanted to leave but he would stay with Santosh Wale and Shankar Narayan due to their insistence," Srinivasan said.
"In the fire tragedy, they all were suffocated to death after being trapped in their room and could not get out," he added.
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