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Prof. Kailar Shanker Bhat passed away

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Mangaluru, Jan 14, 2022: Kailar Shanker Bhat (89), former Professor and Head of the Department of Economics, St. Aloysius College, Mangalore passed away at his residence ‘Kailar’ on Shraddananda Ashram Road, near Eden Club in the city on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at about 10:30 a.m., following brief illness. He had been recently hospitalized at AJ Hospital for about two weeks due to COVID infection and had been discharged after making a complete recovery. However, his health began to decline in the last four days and he subsequently passed away in the care of his wife and two daughters. As he had dedicated his body to science, his family has donated his mortal remains to the KS Hegde Medical Academy (KSHEMA), Derlakatte.


Kailar Shankar
He is survived by his wife Saraswathi Kailar, children Usha, Sudha, Dr. Lavanya and Dr. Rajashekar Kailar, sons-in-law Raya, Mohan, Venkat, daughter-in-law Roopa and grandchildren Kavi, Shilpi, Jai, Abhishek and Roshni. All his children are settled in the USA.

Born on 11th November 1932 at Baipadavu of Kabaka village in Puttur Taluk, Kailar Shanker Bhat did his elementary schooling at Gadiyaara Shaale in Kedila village and secondary education at Board High School, Puttur. He did his BA at St. Aloysius College and completed MA at Rani Parvathi Devi College, Belgaum in 1956.

After studying B.Ed, he started teaching in St. Aloysius College in 1958 in the Economics and History departments. He retired as the Head of the Department of Economics in 1991. During his tenure at St. Aloysius College, he also served as an NCC officer for about 15 years. He married his wife Saraswathi Kailar in 1957. He was also an agriculturist and had a plantation in Kabaka for several years. He loved to travel and had visited the USA many times to enjoy his retired life with his children and grandchildren.