Dr Krishnakanth, son of Dr Dakshayini, Principal of Mysore Medical College died in an accident on Thursday.
The accident took place when Krishnakanth was travelling to Ooty along with his friends. The speeding car hit a rock at the 26th hair pin curve. Krishnakanth suffered severe head injuries.
His friends, who were behind in another car, immediately took him to the Coimbatore Hospital where he breathed his last.
Krishnaknth completed his MBBS in JSS Medical College and was working as a house surgeon at Sargur Government Hospital.
The final rites will be held in the evening.