Mangaluru, March 10, 2016: Air Force veteran Kallare Jayaram Shetty passed away on March 9, Wednesday at the age of 84. He had been ill and was undergoing treatment at a local hospital.
He had served IAF for over 35 years and had earned many gallantry medals for commendable service.
He is survived by his wife and four sons. Guru Kiran, the reputed Filmfare award winning music director and playback singer is his eldest son. His third son Dr Shivasharan Shetty is the founder director of Namma TV. He is also a member of the Dental Council of India. His other two sons Devicharan Shetty and Harikishan Shetty are both entrepreneurs.
Last rites were performed at his residence ‘Devi Kripa’ near Kadri temple in the city, followed by cremation at Kadri crematorium.