Mon, Aug 31, 2015, 09:14 AM
Former Vice-Chancellor of Hampi University MM Kalburgi was shot dead at his Kalyanagar residence in Dharwad city in Karnataka by unidentified gunmen. Dharwad Police Commissioner Ravindra Prasad said Kalburgi was shot dead at his residence around 8.40 am on Sunday morning. The 77-year-old was an academician, researcher, rationalist and scholar. Kalburgi daughter Roopadarshi said that he faced threats from groups who are opposing to his views on caste and communalism.