CHRISTMAS for the family of road death victim Narendra Prasad will be a sad affair.
A contracted carpenter working at an institution in Namaka, Mr Prasad was scheduled to return to his family home in Lakena, Nausori later this week.
But instead, Mr Prasad would be taken to his grieving family in a coffin now after being bumped while walking on the road at Namaka on Saturday morning.
His brother, Ajendra Prasad, said his late brother was the sole breadwinner for his family.
"He took care of his family and would do anything for his children," he said.
"He was a very good carpenter and was contracted to work in a lot of places in the country.
"So whenever his work required, he would leave his family to work."
Looking after his wife, Usha Kiran, two sons and a daughter, Mr Prasad was dedicated enough to leave for countless days to fend for his family.
He said Mr Prasad's death had brought a lot of sadness for the whole extended family.
"He was a good brother and was always there for us when we needed him.
"He loved his family and children and they will be very sad to be without their father during this festive season."
According to police, Mr Prasad was transported to the Nadi Hospital where he later died.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said in a statement that the 43-year-old was hit by a van driven by a security officer.