New Delhi, June 18: Bengaluru lost one of its finest advocates on Thursday. K Janardhan served as a deputy director of prosecution and was part of some high profile cases which including the Swami Nityananda and Bengaluru blasts case case. His family and colleagues have expressed shock.
The 66 year old advocate had been admitted to hospital. He breathed his last at 2.30 am on Thursday. The cause of death according to the hospital was viral haemorrhage with multi organ failure.
In the death of Janardhan, the advocates say that they have lost a friend and guide. Janardhan a senior advocate handled an extremely important job as deputy director or prosecution. Several state public prosecutors recall that he was a friendly man. He was extremely patient and always sported a smile. He never showed any signs of pressure while handling high profile cases.
For the family this has come as a major shock. Janardhan's wife Varalakshmi had passed away in January due to kidney failure. In a span of six months, his daughters Amitha and Akshatha also an advocate lost both parents.
His daughter Amitha says that her father is a legend who has left behind a legacy. He practiced the highest standards of virtue and principles which he taught the people around him too. I would love to see the people honour that pass it on to others she also said.
Akshatha says that her father was called Anna by all. He taught me that honesty and integrity is shown in the toughest of the situations and he also showed me the truest form of love.
Janardhan apart from handling a host of important cases had also set up the Karnataka State Prosecuting Officers' Association. The association members are obviously shocked with the sudden demise of their founder.
Janardhan was appointed as a special public prosecutor for the special investigation unit in the Lokayukta. He had however cited personal reasons and resigned to the post three months after his appointment. He has also handled the Bengaluru serial blasts case of 2008