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86-yr-old Padma Bhusan awardee scientist dies of suspected poisoning: official

Press Trust of India  |  Kanpur 

University's former Sarvagya Singh died Tuesday, days after he allegedly consumed poison in a suicide bid out of depression over his wife's death, an said.

Katiyar, 86, a and awardee scientist, to here 20 days ago.

The hospital's said the circumstances suggested he had consumed poison.

On his relative's suspicion that it could be a case of suicide, the police earlier searched his residence in Arya Nagar and found a hand-written suicide note, said of station.

In the suicide note, said he was consuming poison as he was "unable to bear the pain of his wife's death" and also suffered from multiple incurable diseases, the SHO added.

Dubey said Katiyar's nephew had told police after his uncle's death that it could be a case of suicide as he was suffering from severe depression after the death of his wife last year.

The post-mortem has been performed and the viscera preserved for further tests to ascertain the exact cause of his death, the SHO added.

was the of Kanpur's from 1994 to 2007. He was awarded in 2003 and in 2009.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 21:50 IST
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