H.P.C. Shetty, a professor of fisheries and founder-director of the College of Fisheries, Mangaluru, the first fisheries college in the country, died here on November 11. He was 85 and is survived by wife, two sons and a daughter.
He died at his residence at Lohith Nagar at 10.45 a.m.
He was referred to as the “Bhishma Pitamaha” of fisheries education in India. He retired in 1990 after serving the college as its director for 18 years.
Mr. Shetty was the recipient of Asian Fisheries Society Award and Matsya Shiksha Ratna Award. West Bengal University of Animal and Fisheries, Kolkata, had presented him with a honorary doctorate.