Round-the-world tripper dies just before return

By Robyn Rosen, September 29, 2010

A hospital manager has died in a crash in India while "living his dream" of making a round-the-world trip.

Jeremy Paul, 30, was at the end of his six-month sabbatical from Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, when he was killed in a collision in Rajasthan last week.

Cousin Robert Morris said: "Jeremy was a genuinely nice person who never got into trouble. He was liked by everyone who ever met him and the world will be a poorer place without him.

"He was living his dream on a trip travelling around South America, Thailand and India, and was just at the end when the accident happened."

Mr Paul, from Chorlton, is survived by his parents, Ian and Evy, members of South Manchester Synagogue, and two brothers, Oliver and Gregory.

Peter Nuttall, from the hospital's Trust, said: "Jeremy was a hard working and fun person to know. He would always go out of his way to help his colleagues. He'd make new staff feel really welcome and was quite simply a lovely person.

"We are deeply saddened about what has happened. He regularly sent us updates about his travels, great experiences and people he'd met.

"Jeremy was incredibly well liked and his many friends here will miss him terribly. Our thoughts are with all of his family and friends at this difficult time."

Last updated: 2:39pm, November 15 2010