A BRIT died after he was reportedly electrocuted as he grabbed a live wire while taking a photo on holiday in India.
Ivan Brown, 71, was in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, when the tragedy unfolded.
According to reports, the man was believed to be near a construction site where he was taking photos.
The former pub landlord then grabbed a live wire when he lost his balance and was electrocuted to death.
His family told ITV News Anglia they were still coming to terms with the loss of Ivan.
They said: "We are just all absolutely distraught and heartbroken that we have lost the heart and soul of our family."
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The long-time landlord of Murderers Pub was travelling through India with a friend as part of a two-month trip.
The duo had been in Dalhousie town in the Chamba district, having arrived in a nearby village last Friday.
They had planned to leave for Dharamshala city today.
Hemant Thakur, deputy superintendent of Dalhousie police, claimed the Norwich man had climbed onto the roof of an under-construction building to take a photo.
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Thakur said Ivan then went too close to a transmission line and came into contact with a live wire and died instantly.
Tributes poured in for Ivan, who has been remembered as a community stalwart.
Originally born in Costessey, his family moved to Lenwade when he was 11 and he went to Reepham Secondary Modern School.
After leaving school he worked a variety of jobs – as a concrete inspector, draughtsman and salesman.
Eventually in 1984,he bought The Murderers and Gardeners Arms.
In 2014, Ivan celebrated 30 years of being behind the bar at the Norwich pub.
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