Dr V S Acharya passed away on Tuesday, 14th February 2012, morning after a massive heart attack. He was attending a programme in Bangalore at the time, and collapsed on the dais.
Senior BJP leader and Karnataka Higher Education minister VS Acharya collapsed while attending a function and died here today.
Acharya, 71, was soon after rushed to a hospital, officials said. He is survived by wife, four sons and a daughter. He was not keeping well for some time. “He (Acharya) is no more with us”, chief minister Mr DV Sadananda Gowda, said as he rushed to the hospital to pay his last respects.
A member of the Legislative Council, he also held the portfolios of planning and statistics, information technology and biotechnology. A registered medical practitioner, Acharya, born on 6 July, 1940, started his political career in the erstwhile Bharatiya Jana Sangh and was president of Udupi city Municipality from 1968 to 1976. Acharya had served as home minister in the BS Yeddyurappa ministry.
The above photo and video was taken during the inauguration of the 1st year Batch Engineering Students at MVJ College of Engineering Bangalore. at a function held at the college premises on 2nd September 2011.