SHRADHANJALI - Shri Vijayakumar Karkal
With Profound Grief, we regret to inform the demise of our beloved Shri Vijayakumar Karkal (Ex-Principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya) on 26 January 2016. His Family, relatives, colleagues, students and well-wishers will always remember him as a kind, loving, protective and gentle soul – someone who earnestly put the interest of others ahead of his own.
Born on the 1stof June 1954 at Irvathur, Karkal Taluk, Shri Vijayakumar graduated from University of Mysore and went on to carve a career for himself in the field of education. Having started his foray in the teaching profession with NKES College in Mumbai, he spent the next 27 years of his working life with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan from where he retired as the Principal of their school at Panambur, Mangalore. During his long stint at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Shri Vijayakumar also served as the principal of their schools at Assam, Gujarat, Bangalore and Mangalore.
Shri Vijayakumar’s constant endeavor towards excellence in his chosen profession earned him a lot of laurels – most notably being the Best Teacher Award from Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Delhi. His dedication towards perfection led to his schools achieving 100% Board Results on multiple occasions.
A Simple, Selfless Man – Family, Friends and Students were always his love and joy. He devoted much of his time and energy as a caregiver to family members and the less privileged members of society. He is dearly missed by his family, friends, ex-colleagues, students and all who knew him.
He is survived by his Wife -Smt Shantha Karkal, Son- Deepak, Daughter - Dr Divyarani, Son in Law - Praful and Grandson Vihaan.