The 66-year old former HOD and faculty at St. Agnes College is remembered not only as a dedicated Chemistry teacher but widely regarded for his core interest in astronomy.
A member of the Amateur Astronomer Association, he constantly encouraged students to learn about celestial bodies, safely observing the eclipse, and hosted several workshops on Astronomy.
He is credited with organizing a number of programs on Sky Watch for students, teachers, public in Mangaluru and leaving an everlasting impression among his students towards science and astronomy.
Prof Jayantha H joined the department of Chemistry St Agnes College as an Assistant Professor on 8 July 1976.
Following 38 long years of service, he retired on 30 November 2014 but continued his service to society. He is recollected by his colleagues for being a multi-talented; singer, actor, highly intellectual yet a simple, humble, disciplined, and straightforward person.
Under his guidance, many students were able to host exhibitions at Pilikula Regional Science Center and National Jamboree of Bharat Scouts and Guides.
He is survived by his mother, wife, and two daughters.
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