AIG (Prisons) laid to rest

AIG (Prisons) laid to rest

The final rites of Veerabhadraswamy (59), Additional Inspector General of Prisons, who died of cardiac arrest while attending a seminar on Friday, was performed at his native village in Sira on Sunday.

Veerabhadraswamy, who was due to retire on June 30 next year, was attending the seminar, at the prison headquarters, to train prison staff on e-prison software. It was around 4.30 pm when the AIG, seated on the dais while his colleague HS Revanna was briefing the participants, started gasping for breath and collapsed.

The staff members rushed to his help and gave him CPR before he was rushed to the Mallya Hospital, where he breathed his last. Veerabhadraswamy is survived by a wife and four children.

“He was punctual, hardworking and very helpful and popular in the department, a senior official said.

Home Minister G Parameshwara said: “The demise of Veerabhadraswamy has left a huge void in the department. Till his end, he always remained true to his belief and principles.”