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.