Dharwad: Former Mangalore University Vice-Chancellor M I Savadatti passed away on Wednesday June 9 following a massive cardiac attack. He was 89.
He served as Vice-Chancellor of Mangalore University for two terms.
He was a member of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and founder Vice-Chairman of Karnataka State Higher Education Council.
Born on January 8, 1932, at Aminbhavi in Dharwad taluk, he studied at Karnatak University and subsequently taught Physics in the same university where he was instrumental in establishing the advanced laser laboratory.
He is survived by two sons and a daughter.