ND: PM condoles Prof Loganathan's death

Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2007, 10:41 [IST]

New Delhi, Apr 18: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has expressed his grief &13;over the death of Indian Professor G V Loganathan, who was killed yesterday in &13;the shooting rampage at the Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, &13;US.

Dr Loganathan, an award winning Indian professor, was among the 33 &13;killed in the Virginia Tech campus when a South Korean student, Cho Seung-hui, &13;went berserk.

Prof Loganathan, 51, was a professor of civil and &13;environmental engineering in Virginia Tech for the past 15 years.

An &13;MTech from IIT-Kanpur and PhD from Purdue, he has received an award for &13;excellence in teaching last year besides numerous other recognitions and was &13;considered one of the department's top ten teachers.

Prof Loganathan, &13;survived by his wife and two daughters, hailed from Karatadipalayam in &13;Gobichettipalayam in Erode District of Coimbatore.

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