Belgaum, Oct 24 (UNI) Renowned Scientist S G Nagalotimath, died of pneumonia here this morning.
He was 66. He was survived by his wife and two sons.
Dr Nagalotimath was instrumental in developing Internationally acclaimed Belgaum Science Centre and Stones museum at Bijapur.
Dr Nagalotimath had bagged 12 national awards, including B C Roy and Hari Om awards, for his contribution to the field of pathology.
He was also recipient of 22 state awards including Rajyothsava and Chalukya civilian award.
He had also served as the Karnataka State Vijnana Parishath President.
The last rites of the deceased would be held at Belgaum tomorrow 0900 hours, family sources said.
Deputy Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and Home Minister M P Prakash were among the several leaders placed wrath on the body and paid their last respect to the departed soul.
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