Telangana ideologue Jayashankar dies at 76


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Hyderabad: Telangana ideologue K. Jayashankar died Tuesday in Warangal district, after prolonged illness, his family members said. He was 76.

The former vice-chancellor of Kakatiya University and the most respected figure in the movement for a separate state of Telangana died at his residence in Hanamkonda town.

He was suffering from cancer and was moved from a hospital in Hyderabad to his home town last week at his request.

A native of Warangal district, Jayashankar did his post-graduation and PhD in economics from Banaras Hindu University and Osmania University in Hyderabad.

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He worked as a lecturer and rose to become the vice-chancellor of Kakatiya University in Warangal.

The Telangana Joint Action Committee, which is spearheading the movement for a separate state, called upon people to observe a three-day mourning.

Jayashankar, who actively participated in the 1969 movement for a separate state, has been a guiding force for Telangana Rashtra Samiti.