Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SB)
Udupi, Jun 12: Dr P G Krishnamurthy (75), retired assistant professor in chemical engineering department of Manipal Institute of Technology, popularly known as P G K has died at his residence, recently.
P G K's body was found in the open well of his house at Sasihitlu, Sanekallu in Bommarabettu village of Hiriadka. Kukkudoor Surendra Nayak, who had been to his plantation on Friday June 10 evening found his body in the well. He served as the assistant professor as well as in-charge head of the department of chemical engineering in MIT before he retired in 1994. A bachelor, he was cordial with everyone and mostly had a reputation of being a loner. He enjoyed god rapport with his students and colleagues.
P G K, who hailed from Pervaje in Karkala tauk was born and brought up in Tamil Nadu. He secured his bachelor of engineering degree from a college in Chennai with a second rank and also went on to do hid doctorate from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
He was a philatelist and had a huge stamp collection worth lakhs. It is suspected that he died at least a week ago. Hiriadka police have registered a case of unnatural death.