IIT Kanpur professor Sameer Khandekar died after he collapsed while delivering a lecture at the college after struggling cardiac arrest on Friday (December 22, 2023).
He was 55.
He was delivering an tackle at an alumni meet occasion at the IIT Kanpur auditorium.
As per a report revealed in India Today, Khandekar was speaking about methods to take care of good well being and one of his final phrases to the scholars was, “Take care of your well being.”
The professor was rushed to hospital and was declared lifeless.
The professor’s son, who research at Cambridge University, will conduct the final rites of his father, in response to folks related to Khandekar, the Indian information channel reported.
X consumer Krrishna Dwivedi posted: “Scientist Sameer Khandekar died while talking on stage at IIT Kanpur. Professor’s final phrases have been, take care of your well being. When he fell, folks thought he had change into emotional, so that they sat down!!”
Physicist Girish Kulkarni stated: “I nonetheless can’t consider Prof. Sameer Khandekar is not with us. He was actually a job mannequin for school members. He will probably be deeply missed.”
IIT Indore school Debayan Sarkar posted on X: “Sameer Khandekar, IIT Kanpur…Sir you may be missed…Om Shanti.”
Former IIT Kanpur Director Abhay Karandikar posted on X: “It’s unbelievable! The information of my good friend Prof. Sameer Khandekar’s (Professor in Mechanical Engineering at IIT Kanpur) sudden and really premature passing has left us in deep shock and disappointment. A cherished colleague at all times full of vitality and enthusiasm. Our ideas are along with his household throughout this tough time. He will probably be enormously missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace, expensive good friend.”