Mortal remains of medical student killed in Ukraine reaches Bengaluru

BENGALURU — The mortal remains of a medical student from the state, who was killed in Russian shelling in war-torn Ukraine, arrived at the airport here on Monday.

Naveen Shekarappa Gyanagaudar, a Final Year Medical student at Kharkiv National Medical University, died on March 1, in the conflict zone.

Gyanagaudar’s family members, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai were among the others present at the airport to receive the body.

The body was then taken to Gyanagaudar’s native place, Chalageri village of Ranebennur taluk in Haveri district.

Gyanagaudar’s parents have decided to donate the body to a private hospital in Davangere’ after paying their last respects. — (PTI)