JNVU VC Naveen Mathur passed away

Jai Narayan Vyas University(JNVU) vice-chancellor(VC) Naveen Mathur passed away on Tuesday. He was admitted to Goyal Hospital on Monday night here at 11 pm with high fever and breathing problem. He breathed his last at 7 am on Tuesday. Governor Shivraj Patil, chief minister Ashok Gehlot and minister of state for information & public relation Ashok Bairwa expressed grief on the demise of Mathur terming it an irrepairable loss to the academic world. Hundreds from social, academic and political fraternity were present during his funeral in the evening on Tuesday. He is survived by wife, two sons and a daughter. Mathur had taken the charge as V-C here on November 28, 2009. A management expert, he had contributed immensely to promote tourism education by launching tourism education in several European and South East Asian countries as well as in various Indian universities. He was appreciated as an academician, researcher and author on tourism by the World Tourism Organisation, Spain and awarded a gold medal for this.