Mangaluru: The city, which has the misfortune of coming across reports of road mishaps day after day, lost yet another young life, a brilliant faculty at the Karnataka PolyTechnic.
Sushanth Kumar (28), son of retired postmaster Taudugoli Chandappa Naik and Chandrakala couple, currently living in Someshwar Kollya on the southern outskirts, had been injured in a two-wheeler-tanker collision late night on Apr 18.
He was on his way to Someshwar after attending a friend’s ‘mehndi’ function. The tanker had hit his two-wheeler from behind. Critically injured, he was admitted to a hospital.
In spite of the doctors’ best efforts to save his life, he succumbed to the injuries late Tuesday night.
He was an alumnus of KPT. After completing a diploma, he pursued Engineering studies at JSS Engineering College in Mysuru.
He began his working career with Suzlon in Padubidri, serving there for two years. He joined MRPL and worked there for a year. In the meantime, he received an offer of a permanent employment at his own Alma Mater, KPT, three years ago – a kind of homecoming for him. He was the head of the department of Polymer Technology.
He was unmarried. His colleagues and friends recall him as a good friend, lecturer and counsellor. The past staff remembers him as a brilliant student during those days.