Mysore/Mysuru: Dr. M. Shanthakumar (75), retired Principal of Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), passed away in the wee hours of yesterday in Bengaluru.
He leaves behind his wife Vasundhara S. Kumar, a writer, one son, one daughter and a host of relatives and friends. Last rites were performed in Bengaluru yesterday, according to sources.
Dr.Shanthakumar joined SJCE on Nov. 4, 1978 as a Mathematics Professor and also served as the Head of the Department. He later served as the Principal from Oct. 18, 2001 till his retirement on Oct. 31, 2003, thus serving SJCE for 25 years. He had also served as the Warden of the Boys’ Hostel of the College.
He had published a few books on Mathematics for students.
Dr.Shanthakumar also served as a Special Officer at Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) besides serving as the Administrative Officer of JSS Medical College and Principal of JSS Academy of Technical Education at Mauritius.
A condolence meeting was held at SJCE yesterday morning to pay tributes to the departed soul.