Dharwad: Hundreds of people on Monday paid their last respects to the mortal remains of former vice-chancellor of Hampi University, MM Kalburgi, who was shot dead at his Kalyanagar residence yesterday by unidentified gunmen.
The preparations for funeral are underway which will take place later today.
Meanwhile, even after a day, the police is yet to make any headway in the case.
Kalburgi (77) was shot in his head after he opened the door of his house, Dharwad Police Commissioner Ravindra Prasad told PTI.
He was rushed to a hospital where he was declared dead, he said.
Kalburgi was a scholar, academic and researcher who had landed in controversy on several occasions for his remarks on religious, social and other issues.
He was also a recipient of Central and state Sahitya Academy awards.
(With Agency Inputs)