A famous biker from Bengaluru, King Richard Srinivasan succumbed to head injuries on Wednesday after his Triumph Tiger 800 collided with a camel in Fatehgarh division of Jaisalmer district in Rajasthan. He embarked on this bike journey to Kashmir from Bengaluru, on January 7 with his three friends.
The 45-year-old bike enthusiast was accompanied by Dr Vijay and Venugopal from Chennai and Narayan from Bengaluru. His body was handed over to his family after post mortem, said a police officer of Sangarh police station Sonaram Bhati. Srinivasan rose to fame after he rode through the continents of Asia, Australia, Europe and US. He travelled at least 35 countries on his Tiger 800 and was planning to upgrade to BMW GS on for his next expedition to Africa.
However, his fate turned to be miserable when a camel came in front of his bike in Jaisalmer and he lost control of the vehicle. The impact of the crash was bad and Srinivasan was severely injured in his head. He succumbed to his injuries in Jaisalmer after which his body was sent to Bengaluru.
Srinivasan owned an aluminium furnace business. He decided to start touring on his bike only in 2015 for which he approached a few foreign bike enthusiasts. He covered 21 countries on his bike in 72 days, in 2015. His next bike expedition was in 2019 when he embarked on his second world tour covering 14 countries.
“My family has been immensely supportive of my passion and encouraged me. Without their support, it wouldn’t have been possible for me to embark on such rides,” Srinivasan had said once.
Srinivasan and his friends were supposed to conclude their bike trip in Bengaluru on January 23, a police officer said.