German producer killed in Mumbai attacks

7:12 PM PST 11/27/2008 by Scott Roxborough, AP

Ralph Burkei, 51, owned C.A.M.P. TV of Bavaria

COLOGNE, Germany – Ralph Burkei, a German television entrepreneur and owner of the Bavarian production company C.A.M.P. TV was among the victims of Wednesday’s terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

Burkei, 51, died on the way to hospital after fleeing armed attackers and falling from the facade of the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in India's financial capital and the heart of Bollywood, the world's largest movie industry by number of annual productions.

Burkei’s company produces the news program European Journal for NBC Europe as well as regional news windows on the Bavarian broadcasts of German networks RTL and Sat.1.

Burkei also was active in local politics, once holding the post of treasurer of Munich’s conservative CSU party and in sports, as a former vice president of German soccer club 1860 Munich.
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