Mangaluru: Retired chemistry professor, astronomy enthusiast Prof Jayanth passes away


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, May 14: Prof Jayanth, retired chemistry professor of St Agnes College here, left for heavenly abode on Thursday May 13 due to heart attack.

During his tenure in the city of over three decades, Prof Jayanth had inspired many people from the city to get interested in astronomy. He used to introduce his students and other interested people to the wonders of the sky like eclipses and comets. For this purpose, he had hired a house at Saripalla some distance away from the city where he used to unfold the mysteries of the celestial world for the benefit of the people. He used to conduct a number of activities through Mangalore Amateur Astronomers Association and was always active.

Prof Jayanth had interests in a number of different fields including music, Yakshagana, play, trekking etc. He used to be always friendly and frank person even with people who were much younger to him. He was a simple and noble man. Through activities like Sunday Science School, he organized a number of experiments to teach science to the children in its real sense for many years.

The late professor's personality of a man with a bag hanging from his shoulder, a single fold umbrella, eyeglasses with square frame, smiling and peaceful demeanour stands etched in the minds of his fans and students. His students say that even after he parted ways with them, his lifestyle will continue to provide them guidance and inspiration throughout their lives.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Flossy Mendonca / Namratha S., Mangalore

    Wed, May 19 2021

    We are extremely shocked and upset to hear the demise of our colleague Prof. Jayanth. May God grant him eternal peace and rest. God give the strength to his family to bear his loss. Om Shanthi 🙏🏻 Prof. Flossy Mendonca and Dr. Namratha S

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  • Nathalia Shalet DSouza, Falnir

    Sat, May 15 2021

    Thank you Sir Jayanth for your teaching. May God grant peace and eternal rest to your soul.

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  • Vissia DSouza, Kundapur/Chicago

    Sat, May 15 2021

    No word can express the loss of Dr. Jayanth being no more with us. He is the most balanced inside out person. Met him as my husbands best friend and the love and respect he showed brings only tears now. Very unique person filled with just positivity and love towards everyone. Can never forget the strength he showed while hiking, depth in his knowledge, passion towards science and love towards human kind. Jayanth and Navarathna always showed up as two peas in a pod. Praying for strength and hoping the memories he left behind bring peace to his children Dr. Sangeetha and Amrita!

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  • Rekha, Mangalore

    Sat, May 15 2021

    A great teacher whose simplicity ,loyalty and knowledge has inspired us.May his soul rest in peace

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  • Rekha, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Very sad. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Matilda, Mangalorein

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Prof. Jayanth, your sudden demise has left me in a state of shock. I pray for the repose of your soul and pray for strength for your family to bear your loss.

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  • Devaki, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    RIP sir

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  • ANU BHAT SONDI, CANADA

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Great Human being. Was my classmate during Aloysius days. We were in touch.We miss him . Om Shanti. RIP ANU SONDI

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  • Priya K P, Bangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Rest in peace Dear Sir, Your calm and pleasant nature always gave us confidence . You will be cherished as a brilliant teacher and a wonderful human being. Thank you for being a part of our life and memories .... Will miss you!

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  • Kavyasri, Chickmagalur,

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Excellent human , great teacher, greatest lover of the universe. I pray , may his soul rest in peace. Om shanti

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  • Dr. Ganesh Raikar, California, USA

    Fri, May 14 2021

    I am really shocked to read the sudden demise of my dear friend & ex-colleague, Dr. Jayant. I have no words to express the loss of a great man. He was a brilliant Chemist & a highly dedicated teacher. We joined St. Agnes college in the late 70's & then I went to Australia for my PhD. We used to have many discussions on Science, Philosophy, & literature. He never changed even after four decades of working at St.Agnes College, which a great Educational Institution. He was a soft spoken, simple & kind man. We continued to be in touch even after I moved to USA. I truly miss a great friend & a kind human being. May his Kind Soul Rest In Peace🙏. I pray to God to give strength to Mrs. Jayant & his children to bear the loss my friend.

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  • Lavina Lobo, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    RIP sir....

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  • Vishalakshi, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    We lost a dedicated chemistry teacher and a great science educator. He had been an inspiration to many of his students. He will be greatly missed. May his departed soul rest in peace. Sincere condolences to his family.

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  • Prashanth D'silva, Kulshekar

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul rest in eternal peace..

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  • Sr Reena Edel Pinto, Udupi

    Fri, May 14 2021

    So sad to know sir that you are no more with us. I am really grateful to you for your inspiring personality, your dedicated service, your encouraging and motivating words. Indeed you are a man of principles, highly knowledgeable yet down to earth. I admire your simple living but high thinking. You are always in my memory and you will be remembered for what you were to us . We miss you sir! May God comfort and console your bereaving family members and grant you eternal bliss! Praying for the repose of your soul.

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  • Renita Lewis, Kallianpur

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Shocked to hear the news. I was impressed by his knowledge in chemistry. He was very dedicated, simple and a helpful person. My heartfelt condolences to the family. May his soul rest in peace.

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  • NS Shetty, Surathkal

    Fri, May 14 2021

    RIP Sir... A Gentleman n a passionate Astronomer..... Sincere Condolences to the Family.. One more Star up there......

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  • Chaithra moily, Markada kunjathbail mangalore.

    Fri, May 14 2021

    May ur soul rest in peace...we miss u sir😢😢

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  • Primal, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    May your soul Rest in peace dear Sir 💐 You will be dearly missed..

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  • Prasanna Hegde, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Om Shanti . Rest in peace Jayanth Sir.

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  • LAVINA MARY PERIS, Kadri kambala, Bejai

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Really a noble soul. Inspired soo many students. Sur we really miss you. May ur soul rest in peace.

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  • Jacintha, Kadri

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Jayanth Sir, a very kind n knowledgeable person, always ready to help us during chemistry experiments.I used to admire his knowledge about astronomy. One of the most down to earth lecturer in St. Agnes.May your soul rest in peace . You will be missed dearly Sir. Sincere condolences to the family.

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  • Akshaths, Mangalore, kadri

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Very sad to hear about sirs demise. He has inspired so many of his students through out his life. He was always interested in spreading the knowledge about science and arts. Such a knowledgeable person. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏om shanthi sir. Always wanted to meet you. Now it's not possible 🙏🙏

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  • Lona Saldanha, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    May your Noble soul rest in peace sir. We miss you. Deepest sympathies to the bereaved family.

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  • Geralyn Pinto, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Deep sorrow on the passing away of Professor H. Jayantha. He was a scholar, an astronomy enthusiast and an expert in helping our institution prepare for academic autonomy. He will be greatly missed. May Prof Jayantha's soul Rest in the Almighty.

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  • Usha U Rao, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Very sad to hear about the demise of Prof Jayanth. Though I was a Commerce student, Sir always used to encourage me to play tabla for the songs that he used to teach. Shall always remember his gentle and motivating words. May the Almighty grant eternal peace to the departed soul and deep condolences to his family 🙏

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  • Rani Monteiro, Mangaluru. Kerala

    Fri, May 14 2021

    May his soul Rest In Peace, He is like father figure for me , He done lots of good things in my life

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  • Dilshad, mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    rest in peace sir

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  • Anitha Valder, Maryhill, Bondel

    Fri, May 14 2021

    May your soul Rest in Peace Sir.

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  • Peter John Rasquinha, Mangaluru

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Heartfelt condolences to the family of Prof. Jayanth, may his departed soul rest in peace.

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  • Anitha Valder, Maryhill, Bondel

    Fri, May 14 2021

    May your soul Rest in Peace Sir.

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  • Prithi Fernandes, Mangalore

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Rest in Peace Sir!!! You were a kind, special person and ans inspiration to many...

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  • Priya Noronha, Kulshekar

    Fri, May 14 2021

    May his soul rest in peace

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  • Vincent, Mangaluru

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Very very sad to hear the sudden demise of Prof Jayanth. A very simple and humble man. Being a chemistry Professor his interest in astronomy is far beyond our reach. Any programs related to astronomy like gazing stars, planets , he is always ready to spend whole night with us with telescope. I am really fortunate to learn many information from him . I pray the almighty to grant eternal life to him and my heartfelt condolences to his family.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, May 14 2021

    Rest in Peace ...

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  • Roydan, shakthinagar

    Fri, May 14 2021

    RIP sir

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  • Helen, Mangaluru

    Fri, May 14 2021

    RIP Sir... we really miss you..

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