Arba Minch University’s Indian expatriate teacher, Mr Balakrishnan Masanam Subbarayalu, who was working as senior lecturer with Institute of Technology’s Electrical Engineering Department from September 16, 2011, died of cardiac arrest on April 2, 2015, at Arba Minch, Ethiopia.

Having experienced chest pain, Bala, on 2nd April afternoon rushed to the Abaya Clinic with his colleague, where he was treated and asked to report after two hours. But soon, he had severe pain and immediately was taken to Arba Minch Hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
His body was dispatched to Addis Ababa for autopsy on the same night after top AMU officials and his all students giving him the tearful adieu from the Main Campus.
After autopsy body was taken to his native place Chennai in India on 5th April, 2015, wherein his son performed the final rites and his mortal remains were consigned to flames on April 6, 2015.
He hailed from Chennai, Tamil Nadu in India; he was 49. He is survived by his wife, a son who is studying in Germany and a daughter.
He had Masters in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. He was adored by all students for being very proficient teacher and liked by university officials for amiable conduct.
This being the first ever tragic incident in the history of AMU, wherein an Indian teacher died; AMU top officials and entire university community were shocked by his untimely demise. They express condolences and sympathies with bereaved family members.
University students along with some teachers paid emotional tribute to the departed soul in a program organized at Main Campus on 3rd April, 2015.

(By Corporate Communication Directorate: Philips Joseph)