Hyderabad: Senior IPS officer and Deputy Director of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad Madhukar Shetty passed away on Friday evening after battling heart ailment at a private Hospital in Hyderabad. He was 47 years old.
Madhukar Shetty, 1999 batch IPS officer was the son of well known Kannada journalist late Vaddarse Raghuram Shetty.
He was popular as an efficient, no-nonsense and people friendly police officer when he served as the SP of Chikkamagaluru District and the Karnataka Lokayukta.
Madhukar Shetty was recently admitted to a Hyderabad hospital. It is said that he was suffering from H1N1. But later it was confirmed that he had a heart ailment for which treatment was started at the Continental hospital in Hyderabad.
He was put on ECMO life support system on Thursday and had started responding to the treatment. But lost the battle on Friday late evening and breathed his last at around 9:00 pm.