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Friday, 01 August 2014
 
 
Indian Tamil Professor G.V.Loganathan among 32 killed in Virginia, USA shooting PDF Print E-mail
loganathan_vt.jpgIt is confirmed by the authorities that A Tamil Professor from India GV Loganathan, 51, was among those killed at the Norris Hall in the Virginia university campus. Initial reports said he was from Sri Lanka but latter it was confirmed that he is from India.G. V. Loganathan, was a professor of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. Since coming to Virginia Tech in 1982, he earned the Outstanding Faculty Award, the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Civil Engineering Education, according to his biography on the Virginia Tech Web site.

 

The victims came to Virginia Tech from different backgrounds and different continents. Officials have begun to release the names of the 32 people shot and killed by a student on the college campus in Blacksburg, Virginia on Monday.

Before Monday, the deadliest mass shooting in the United States occurred in 1991, when George Hennard drove a pickup truck into a Killeen, Texas, cafeteria and fatally shot 23 people, before shooting and killing himself.

Loganathan is from Tamil Nadu, India and completed his BE from Madras University. He later did his MS from IIT Kanpur and PhD from Purdue University. Loganathan was the professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He had received the Dean’s award for Excellence in Teaching in 1998.

His wife and children lived with him in the Virginia Tech campus, where the massacre started around 7 am on Monday. The parents and family members of G V Loganathan, are going to US to attend and perform the last rites, one of the family members said.

Loganathan, a native of Karatadipalayam in Gobichettipalayam in Erode district of Tamil Nadu, had expressed his wish that his body should be buried in Virginia itself, if something happened to him there, Palanivel, brother of Loganathan said.

 

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