Founder and CEO of Shankar IAS Academy D Shankaran allegedly committed suicide by hanging on Thursday night.
According to reports, Shankaran was found from a ceiling fan at his house in Krishnaswami Avenue, Mylapore, by friends. He was immediately rushed to Government Royapettah Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
The Shankar IAS Academy, an All India Civil Services coaching centre, was founded by Shankaran in 2004 at Anna Nagar.
“We deeply regret to inform the sad demise of our pillar of strength Shankar Sir. He was more than a teacher, he was the institution himself.. He was an inspiration to so many who had the IAS dream. He led everyone of us and to think of the forthcoming days without Sir is indeed very difficult. You will continue to live in all of us,” wrote the academy in a Facebook post.
The 45-year-old professor took his own life reportedly due to personal reasons.