Ukraine crisis: Mortal remains of Indian student to reach Bengaluru on Sunday

Medical student was killed during the shelling in Ukraine


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Published: Fri 18 Mar 2022, 6:44 PM

Last updated: Fri 18 Mar 2022, 10:28 PM

The body of Naveen Shekharappa who died during the shelling in Ukraine amid the Russian military operations will reach Bengaluru airport on Sunday at 3 am, said Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai.

“The body of Naveen who died in a shelling attack in Ukraine will come to Bengaluru airport on Sunday at 3 am,” Bommai said.

Naveen Shekharappa Gyanagoudar, an Indian medical student, was a resident of Karnataka’s Haveri district. The 21-year-old student of Kharkiv National Medical University was reportedly standing in a queue to buy food when he was killed in Russian shelling.

The chief minister also handed over a cheque of Rs 2.5 million to the family of Naveen Shekharappa and promised a job for a family member.


The efforts to bring back his mortal remains has been going on for a long time and authorities were waiting for the shelling to stop and the situation to improve, Bommai had informed earlier.

Naveen’s body has been embalmed and kept in a mortuary in Ukraine.

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