Dr V C Harris, the director of the School of Letters at Mahatma Gandhi University, was buried without any religious rites in honour of his beliefs. The students of MG University paid tribute to their favourite teacher by singing his favourite song.
It was mainly students who came to pay their last respects to him when the body was brought to School of Letters at University campus.
Though Harris wanted to hand over his body to medical college, it was not possible owing to technical difficulties. However, his eyes were donated as per his wish.
Harris was a noted literary critic, academic and theatre personality. He was under treatment at Government Medical College Hospital, Kottayam, after he met with an accident last week.
He is one of the most outstanding contributors of post-modernist dialogues in the past two decades and has written a series of conversations. He has also translated works of
Madhavikutty, P T Narendranath, Methil Radhakrishnan and Narendraprasad into English and that of Samuel Beckett into Malayalam. He was also a theatre artist who played roles in drams and has also acted in at least seven movies.
As MG University authorities decided to remove him from the directorship of School of Letters, the students of the University took out a protest march and got his reinstated.
The body was buried at Pattithanam in Ettumanoor.