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Condolence meeting for varsity’s founding figure held

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT


Shillong, March 27: A condolence meeting in memory of one of the founding members and the first Chancellor of Martin Luther Christian University Dr KM Shyamprasad was held today at the University campus. The condolence meeting was attended not only by the faculty, staff and the students of the University but also by few prominent members of the city.

Apart from VC RG Lyngdoh and the Registrar DD Ingty, members of Board of Governors, MLCU Patricia Mukhim and T Mark; former member of MLCU Fince Committee Tbn T Lyngkhoi, Chairman of MLCU Ethics Committee and member of the University’s Academic Council Dr G Rangad were also present.

Dr. KM Shyamprasad, MS, DNB Cardiothoracic, FRCS, CMC Vellore batch of 1967 passed away on March 25, 2017, he was 64, and he is survived by three sisters. In his early years, he worked at Apollo Hospital Cheni and CSI Rainy Hospital. In his later years, he was the Vice President of the tiol Board of Examitions and served on several government health committees, including the boards of AIIMS and PGI Chandigarh. He had earlier been chairman of the CMC Ludhia Board.

The funeral service, which was held at his home in Cheni on 26th March 2017, was attended by family and close friends. Later his body was also taken to St George’s Cathedral, Cheni for a service and it was attended by about 200 people, including several CMC alumni, his classmates Tus Rustomji, David Park, Suryalatha and Isaac Jebraj, John David and Benny Benjamin were also there. The eulogy was delivered by Dr Glenn C Kharkongor who was the first Vice Chancellor of MLCU and also a close friend of the late Dr. Shyamprasad.

The VC of the University Lyngdoh while paying his tribute to the late Chancellor spoke about Dr. Shyamprasad’s hard work and dedication to serve his fellow men and how his pioneering vision led to the establishment of the first full-fledged Christian University in India, in 2005.

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