IIT-Kanpur professor dies due to cardiac arrest during alumni meet. Details here

  • A senior professor of IIT-Kanpur, Sameer Khandekar, died of cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture during an alumni meet.

PTI
Published24 Dec 2023, 08:00 AM IST
IIT-Kanpur professor Khandekar was delivering a lecture when he felt severe chest pain and started sweating profusely.
IIT-Kanpur professor Khandekar was delivering a lecture when he felt severe chest pain and started sweating profusely.(HT)

Kanpur (UP): A 53-year-old senior professor of IIT-Kanpur has died due to cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture during an alumni meet, institute authorities said on Saturday.

Sameer Khandekar, who was the dean of student affairs and the head of the mechanical engineering department, collapsed on the dais while addressing the gathering on Friday, they said.

He was taken to the hospital where he was declared dead upon arrival, the authorities added.

A professor said that Khandekar was diagnosed with high cholesterol levels about five years ago.

Talking to PTI over the phone from Delhi, former IIT-Kanpur Director Abhay Karandikar expressed shock over the sudden demise of Sameer Khandekar whom he described as an outstanding teacher and researcher.

Khandekar was delivering a lecture when he felt severe chest pain and started sweating profusely. Before anyone could make sense of what was happening, he collapsed on the stage, Karandikar added.

He said the body has been kept at the IIT-Kanpur's health centre and final rites would be performed only after the arrival of his only son Pravah Khandekar who is studying at Cambridge University.

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