M.I. Savadatti dead
Rajyotsava awardee and former Vice-Chancellor of Mangalore University M.I. Savadatti (89) breathed his final in Dharwad on Wednesday.
According to household sources, he died owing to an enormous cardiac arrest at house. He is survived by two sons and a daughter.
Recipient of a number of awards together with Sir M. Visvesvaraya Lifetime Achievement award, Prof. Savadatti served as Vice-Chancellor of Mangalore University for 2 phrases.
He was a member of the University Grants Commission, and founder vice-chairman of Karnataka State Higher Education Council. Born on January 8, 1932, at Aminbhavi in Dharwad taluk, he studied at Karnatak College and Karnatak University and subsequently taught Physics in the identical college the place he was instrumental in establishing the superior laser laboratory. He contributed a fantastic deal in the direction of popularisation of science.
Chairman of Legislative Council Basavaraj Horatti, Industries Minister Jagadish Shettar, and Union Minister Pralhad Joshi have mourned his demise.