Karnataka: Former economics professor K Shanker Bhat dies at 89 | Mangaluru News – Times of India


MANGALURU: Kailar Shanker Bhat, former Professor and Head of the Department of Economics, St. Aloysius College passed away at his residence on Thursday, following a brief illness. He was 89.
As he had dedicated his body to science, his family donated his mortal remains to the KS Hegde Medical Academy (KSHEMA), Derlakatte.
He had been recently hospitalized for about two weeks due to Covid infection and was discharged after making a complete recovery. However, his health began to decline in the last four days and subsequently passed away.
He is survived by his wife and four children. Born at Baipadavu, Kabaka village, Puttur Taluk, Bhat did his elementary schooling at Gadiyaara Shaale in Kedila village and secondary education at Board High School, Puttur. He did his BA at St. Aloysius College and completed MA at Rani Parvathi Devi College, Belgaum in 1956.
After studying B.Ed, he started teaching in St. Aloysius College in 1958 in the Economics and History departments. He retired as the Head, Department of Economics in 1991. During his tenure at St. Aloysius College, he also served as an NCC officer for about 15 years.
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