Karnataka IPS Officer Madhukar Shetty Succumbs to Swine Flu in Hyderabad
Karnataka cadre IPS officer Madhukar Shetty, who was diagnosed with swine flu, died in a private hospital in Hyderabad on Friday.
Madhukar Shetty was 47 years old. He was undergoing treatment at Continental Hospitals for over a week and breathed his last at around 8.15pm.
Madhukar Shetty, son of prominent journalist Vaddarse Raghuram Shetty, a 1999-batch IPS officer of Karnataka cadre, was from Udupi district.
Shetty did his MA in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, and Ph.D in Public Administration from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University of Albany, New York.
The officer served as ASP in Bangalore Rural district, SP in Chamarajanagar and Chikmagalur districts, SP-Special Task Force during the latest phase of anti-Veerappan operations, SP Anti-Naxal Force, SP Karnataka Lokayukta, Aide de Camp to the Governor of Karnataka and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Bangalore.
Shetty was known as an upright officer and had played a major role in the Karnataka Lokayukta’s inquiry into the illegal mining scam in Ballari district.
According to Deccan Herald, his mortal remains will be kept at Yelahanka Armed Police Training School from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday to allow Karnataka Police officers to pay last respects. It will be taken to his hometown by 5 pm.