Shankar IAS Academy founder found dead in Chennai
New Delhi : Shankaran Devarajan, founder of Shankar IAS Academy, has been found dead at his residence in Chennai. 45-year-old professor's body was hanging from a ceiling fan.
Neighbours rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead. The investigating team is suspecting it to be a suicide case as he had allegedly had a fight with his wife before the incident.
His sudden death news has shocked the students, who poured heartfelt tributes to the teacher on social media.
"We deeply regret to inform the sad demise of our pillar of strength Shankar Sir. He was more than a teacher, he was the institution himself. He was an inspiration to so many who had the IAS dream. He led everyone of us and to think of the forthcoming days without Sir is indeed very difficult. You will continue to live in all of us," the tribute on Shankar IAS Academy's Facebook page read.
"Unbelievable.. Heartbroken.. Shocking... We the students of shankar IAS academy having a nice future and present life is all because of motivator of Shankar sir... Can't express how we are all feeling... It's a great shock still unable to come over it," wrote a student. "Can't digest the fact that We can't see you anymore," wrote another student.