School 26

Dr. Kayyani “K.C.” Chandrashekar Adiga

December 25, 1948 ~ April 26, 2022 (age 73)


Dr. Kayyani Chandrashekar “K.C.” Adiga passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at the age of 73. His family and friends will be having a memorial service at Hart’s Mortuary at Cherry on Friday, April 29th at 3:00 pm. The family will greet friends following the cremation. In lieu of flowers or gifts, contributions in his honor may be made to American Chemical Society’s Project Seed which helps provide scholarships to students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and/or to the Real Impact Center, which is a local non-profit whose mission is to make STEM enjoyable and accessible to youth girls.

For Project Seed: Make any donation at Select ACS Project SEED (High School Internships) and indicate that the gift is being made in honor of KC Adiga. For Real Impact Center: go to go to “Donate.”

Dr. Adiga was the son of the late Kayyani Seetharama and Sringaramma Adiga. He was born December 25, 1948, in the Kayyani village in Karnataka India. He obtained his masters in Chemistry and Ph.D in Rocket Science at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India. He then moved to Gainesville, FL in 1980 as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Florida and married his wife Rajani in 1981. His career in fire safety research eventually took him to Macon, GA where in 2001 he formed his own research company, Nanomist Systems. Through Nanomist, he developed technology that dispersed fine mist for applications like fire safety, sanitization, and most recently a medical device for hydrocephalus which he considered his proudest achievement. He was known as a lifelong learner who dedicated his life to scientific discovery and generously shared his resources to family and friends in need. He enjoyed simple traditions with his family like hibachi dinners on holidays and he captured every memory he could with photos. Above all, he believed deeply in education so that everyone could learn to impact the world in their own way.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his older brother K.A. Adiga.

Dr. Adiga is survived by his wife, Rajani Adiga, his daughter, Madhura Hallman (Russell), his son, Anil Adiga; 2 grandchildren Abigail and Libby Hallman; his brother Venkataramana Adiga and his sisters, Rukmini Shastry and Sulochana Udupa and many nieces and nephews.

Hart’s on Cherry Street, Hart's Mortuary and Cremation Center, 765 Cherry Street, Macon, GA 31201 has charge of the arrangements.



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Memorial Service
April 29, 2022

3:00 PM
Hart's Mortuary and Cremation Center
765 Cherry Street
Macon, GA 31201

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