Founder of Shankar IAS Academy found dead

Founder of Shankar IAS Academy found dead

D Shankaran, founder of the popular Shankar IAS Academy, died by hanging due to a domestic dispute at his Mylapore residence in Chennai.

Shankaran Devarajan was founder and CEO of Shankar IAS Academy, a popular civil services coaching institute in Tamil Nadu. The 45-year-old professor had committed suicide allegedly due to personal reasons.

Shankaran was rushed to St Isabel’s hospital in Mylapore, late on Thursday night, where he was declared dead. His body was then taken to Royapettah Government Hospital for post-mortem.

Shankaran committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan due to personal reasons at his house in Krishnaswami Avenue, Mylapore said police.

Shankar IAS Academy was started by D. Shankar in 2004 at Anna Nagar to train civil service aspirants.

The Academy has centres in Chennai, Bengaluru and other places. It has coached several civil aspirants to accomplish their goals.

This news has shocked many of his students across the country and condolences have been pouring in. Shankar who hails from Krishnagiri began the institute in 2004 in Anna Nagar, Chennai. His academy was the first in the state that aimed to train IAS and IPS aspirants.