Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-09-30 13:27 Shivamogga: Noted psychiatrist Dr KA Ashok Pai passed away following a cardiac arrest in Scotland on Thursday. He was sixty-eight. Dr Pai had garnered popularity – apart from his service – through his lucid writing on mental health in a Kannada magazine. It was widely read then. He was the chairman of Karnataka Mental Health Taskforce. He set up his own clinic Manasa Nursing Home and Manasa Educational Foundation in Shivamogga. Dr Pai had produced couple of films on mental health and psychoanalysis including Kadina Benki, Prathama Ushakirana and Aaghatha that had gone on to do well at the box office. Dr Pai is survived by wife and daughter.