Chennai, October 12: Shankar Devarajan, founder and CEO of Shankar IAS Academy, was found dead Friday morning at his home in Mylapore, Chennai. According to India Today report, Shankar allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself due to some personal issues. The 45-year-old professor founded the coaching institute in Tamil Nadu that has produced more than 900 civil servants in 2004. Chennai Police Officer Adopts Boy Whose Mother's Murder Case He Was Investigating.
According to the report, Shankar was found hanging from a fan at his home, he was rushed to St. Isabel's Hospital in Mylapore but declared dead there. His body was taken for post-mortem to the Royapettah government hospital.
Shankar IAS Academy was the first of its kind academy because, at that point in time, coaching institutes had propped up predominantly in Delhi and Kolkata. His news has sent a shock wave among students and teachers across the country. Condolences have been pouring on social media. Shankar is survived by his wife Vaishnavi and two daughters.