Govt transports mortal remains of Manjunatha to Karnataka

Shillong, Oct 11: The state government on Wednesday transported the mortal remains of Indian Forest Service (IFS) official Manjunatha C to his home town in Karnataka.

Manjunatha at a glance

Manjunatha, who was staying alone at his official residence at Forest Colony, Polo passed away due to cardiac arrest on October 10 evening after he came back from the secretariat for lunch.


He was holding the charge as secretary, animal husbandry and veterinary department.

The body was transported to Guwahati airport in a mortuary van from the Shillong Civil Hospital morgue accompanied by the state government officials and the relatives.

The mortal remains will be flown to Bangalore in a flight at 9 pm and from there on road to his residence at Haraganahalli village, Heregenigere, Honnali Taluk under Davanagere district.

Cabinet ministers Ampareen Lyngdoh, ALHek, Chief Secretary DP Wahlang, Additional Chief Secretary Shakil Ahmed and senior government officials among others paid tribute to the departed soul by laying wreaths and praying.

Four relatives of Manjunatha,who arrived here  and four state government officials  accompanied the body to Guwahati.

The government officials will return only after handing over the mortal remains to the relatives in Karnataka.

Earlier in the day, postmortem of the official was carried out due to request from the relatives.

Wife of the late officer could not come to Shillong as she has to look after their three-month old baby.

The chief secretary, referring to the postmortem report, said the official died of cardiac arrest after the coronary artery was blocked.

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