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Saturday, December 27, 2014

285 - Grim mood grips campus; Rao was outgoing, say friends - Deccan Chronicle

Grim mood grips campus; Rao was outgoing, say friends
DC CORRESPONDENT | December 27, 2014, 01.12 am IST

Kaki Parameswara Rao

Visakhapatnam: IIT Guwahati student K. Parameswara Rao’s suicide on Thursday has left his batch mates in a state of shock.
His batchmates say that while some students from rural and economically weak backgrounds are expected to take time to cope up with the new and challenging environment of the premier institution, Rao was an outgoing and jovial person.

“Rao was the maintenance secretary for Barak Hostel for one year. Being a is maintenance secretary is not a trivial matter since it is a role with several responsibilities.

Being a hostel secretary he also made many friends. How can there be doubts that he was a secluded person?” said one of his batchmates.

He added, “A and grim mood has gripped the institute. Students are shocked as Rao never showed any signs of being in depression. He was very active. He played cricket with his friends just the day before.”

A condolence meeting was organised in his memory on Friday by students and administration.