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Leading structural biologist M Vijayan, who laid the foundations of protein crystallography in India, breathed his last in Bengaluru on Sunday. Vijayan, a former president of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), was 80. “Prof Vijayan was involved in the determination of Insulin structure at Oxford University along with Dorothy Hodgkin and her legendary group. Dorothy rightly used to refer to him as ‘victory (translated from Vijayan) over Insulin’, one of the first proteins ever crystallized,” Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Director General Shekhar Mande said on Twitter.

Meanwhile, an 80-year-old woman, who has been seeking alms at the entrance of temples in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts of Karnataka, has donated Rs 1 lakh to the Rajarajeshwari temple near Mangaluru. Ashwathamma, who belongs to Kanchagodu village near Gangolli in Kundapur taluk of Udupi district, has been begging near various temples after the death of her husband 18 years back. The woman used only a small portion of her savings for her personal expenses and the balance was deposited in a bank to be used for donations to temples and charity.

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