Vijayawada: Sri Krishnadevaraya University Vice-Chancellor Prof. M. Jayaraj died of a cardiac arrest in a private bus while travelling to Vijayawada late Sunday night. Prof. Jayaraj was Economics Professor and appointed full additional charge (FAC) Vice-Chancellor on October 26.
He had participated various programmes in the university on Sunday and was proceeding to attend an official programme at Vijayawada on Monday.
When the bus reached Dhone in Kurnool district, he complained of chest pain and collapsed in the bus. Co-passengers immediately shifted him to the Dhone Government Hospital, where the doctors declared him dead.
His body was shifted to his residence in Anantapur. Collector Gandham Chandrudu, SKU officials and district officials, students and political leaders paid homage and consoled the family members. Prof Jayaraj had 31 years of experience in teaching, research and administration. He joined the university in 1987 as a faculty in the economics department. He held various positions. He was awarded the state's best professor award in 2012.