Andhra Pradesh

Sri Krishnadevaraya University VC dies after heart attack

M. Jayaraj, 59, was taken to Dhone Government Hospital, but was declared dead.

M. Jayaraj, 59, was taken to Dhone Government Hospital, but was declared dead.   | Photo Credit: RVS Prasad

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M. Jayaraj was travelling by a bus to Vijayawada after a felicitation function in Anantapur

Anantapur-based Sri Krishnadevaraya University (SKU) Vice-Chancellor M. Jayaraj, 59, died following a massive heart attack in the early hours of Monday. A professor of economics, he is survived by wife and son.

After a felicitation function in Anantapur on Sunday afternoon, he boarded a private travels bus for Vijayawada in the night and when the bus was near Dhone, he felt pain around 1 a.m. and raised an alarm. A doctor among the passengers came to his rescue and he was taken to Dhone Government Hospital, but was declared dead. With a history of heart problem, he had undergone procedure for inserting a stent.

Known for his cordial relations for fellow teachers and administrative capabilities, he was appointed Vice-Chancellor (FAC) in October 2019 by the present government. He joined the SKU as a teacher in 1987 and had served as the Registrar of Rayalaseema University in Kurnool. A student of the SKU, he was a native of Anantapur district. Communist Party of India (Marxist) district secretary V. Rambhupal paid floral tributes and said that as a student too, he was very active.

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