The founder-promoter of Shankar IAS Academy, D. Shankaran was found dead in his residence on on Krishnaswami Avenue, Luz on Thursday.
Police said that he was found hanging from a ceiling fan and it was a case of suicide. They said his friend had rushed Shankaran to the government hospital in Royapettah and doctors declared it to be a case of ‘ brought dead’.
Shankaran set up the Academy in 2004 in order to coach youths keen to write the civil services exam and join the services. The first centre was in Anna Nagar in the city. A few more were started elsewhere later.