Muttaiya Sundaralingam

 

 

Age: 73

 

Summary: Sri Lankan American world-renowned molecular scientist and professor of biochemistry at Ohio State University from 1989 to 2001 who was a pioneer in the field of stereochemistry and crystallography of nucleic acids, and whose works had been published in numerous journals including Nature and Science, among others.

 

 

Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami

 

Born: September 21, 1931

 

Died: December 26, 2004

 

Location: Trincomalee, Sri Lanka