C.N. Manjunath, Director, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, has rejected the honorary doctorate offered by the University of Mysore.

The varsity’s decision to honour Dr. Manjunath had become controversial as he was related to Vice-Chancellor, K.S. Rangappa. Dr. Manjunath’s daughter is married to Prof. Rangappa’s son Shobith. He told The Hindu that he decided not to accept the doctorate for “personal reasons.”