An English teacher who taught at a Mumbai primary school for the past 18 years has died, after being treated for pneumonia.
The school principal, Suresh Kumar, had said that Mr Kumar’s family was not happy with the decision to send him home.
Mr Kumar’s death was confirmed by his son, Kishore Kumar, who told NDTV he was informed by his father that his father was in critical condition and had to be sent home.
“He was in cardiac arrest.
He was in a coma.
We have been receiving all the details.
His mother has come to us.
She is the only one who knows,” Mr Kumar said.
The teacher had been in his 60s.
“We will send him to a hospice.
His father will be very sad,” Mr Kishor said.
Mr Kishoor also said that his mother was in the hospital.
Mr Kumari was one of the first teachers to open a new primary school in the area, the Bharat Nagar Secondary School.
He started teaching at the school with a group of teachers, including his brother.
Mr Surese had been teaching at BNPS for 18 years.
He had also taught at the Bharatiya Kisan Union Primary School, which was closed for the last two years.
Mr Jaspan Kumar, the principal, said the family was “very sad” with the news of Mr Kumar dying.
“They have come to know that our son was going to retire, and they were very sad with this news,” he said.
“The family was unhappy with the move to send the teacher home.
They were very upset.”
Mr Kumar, a native of Nagpur, was a vocal advocate of education in his community.