Bengaluru: The decomposed body of Kendra Sahitya Akademi awardee G Nanjundan was found at his Bengaluru residence on Sunday, December 22.
His body has been sent for an autopsy and the police are waiting for the post-mortem report in order to ascertain the exact cause of death.
As reported by TNM, after Nanjundan did not show up for work for around four days, an assistant from his department went to check in on him on Saturday. When his multiple doorbell rings did not incite a response from the write, the assistant alerted his family who, after multiple failed attempts to contact Nanjundan, alerted the police.
The Kengeri police rushed to the professor’s house, broke open the door and found his decomposed body.
According to DH, a source has said that the officials suspect cardiac arrest as the cause of death.
According to the police, Nanjundan lived alone at his Nagadevanahalli home near Kengeri, while his wife and son live in Chennai.
As per the Bangalore University’s website, Nanjundan worked in its Department of Statistics. He has a total of over 32 years of teaching experience, over 10 publications and many reputed journals to his credit.
Nanjundan is renowned for translating over 10 Kannada books into Tamil. He received the Kendra Sahitya Akademi award in 2012 for translating “Akka”, a collection of short stories written by various Kannada authors into Tamil.
(With inputs from ANI)