Naveen Shekarappa Gyanagodar was a fourth-year medical student at Kharkiv National Medical University. Karnataka Prime Minister Basavaraj Bommai Received The Body Around 3 A.M. On Monday Morning In Bengaluru.
BENGALURU: The body of the 21-year-old Indian student killed in war-torn Ukraine arrived in Bangalore on Monday morning. Naveen Shekarappa Gyanagodar was a fourth-year medical student at Kharkiv National Medical University. He was killed as he left his apartment to buy a nearby supermarket for some groceries. “We will perform the rituals according to our tradition and then we will donate his body…” said Gyanagoudar’s father, Shekarappa.
Karnataka Prime Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who received the body around 3 a.m. Monday in Bengaluru, said it was almost impossible to bring him back from the war-affected country. He added that they were initially skeptical about how it would be possible to do this from the war zone. Bommai said bringing the remains back was a tall order. “It’s really a shame that so many people came back [from Ukraine] but Naveen lost his life in the attack. It’s very sad,” Bommai said, and strenuous efforts to secure safe passage for a special flight that brought the body back. “Naveen was to be received by his parents when he returned as a doctor after completing his studies. It is unfortunate that his parents had to receive his remains,” Bommai said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke earlier with the student’s family and expressed his condolences. Bommai said that under Operation Ganga, around 19,000 Indian students, including 572 from Karnataka, were brought back from Ukraine. 62 students from the state returned before the start of the operation. “He added that he is in constant contact with the Prime Minister’s Office and Foreign Minister S Jaishankar. Bommai said the body was secured and embalmed and taken to Dubai from where the flight carrying the body He finally arrived in Bangalore and promised all help to the student’s family.