Body of Karnataka student killed in Ukraine to reach Bengaluru on Monday: Basavaraj Bommai

Bengaluru (Karnataka):

Corrected his earlier tweet, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday clarified that the body of Naveen Shekharappa, who died during the shelling in Ukraine amid Russia’s military operations in Kyiv, will reach Bengaluru airport in the wee hours of Monday.

“The body of Naveen Ganagoudar, a young man from Haveri district who had recently died during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, will arrive in Bangalore on Monday morning at 3 am: Chief Minister @BSBommai,” Bommai tweeted. 

Earlier Bommai said that Naveen’s body will reach Bengaluru airport on Sunday at 3 am.

Naveen Shekharappa Gyanagoudar, an MBBS student, was a resident of Karnataka’s Haveri district. The 21-year-old student of Kharkiv National Medical University was reportedly standing in a queue to buy food when he was killed in Russian shelling.

The Chief Minister also handed over a cheque of Rs 25 lakh to the family of Naveen Shekharappa and promised a job for a family member. (ANI)


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