Published: 15:57, 24 March 2021
| Updated: 15:57, 24 March 2021
A paedophile doctor who was jailed for abusing teenage boys in the 1980s and 1990s died in prison, an inquest has heard.
Sivaguru Narendran died of natural causes at HMP Swaleside on the Isle of Sheppey.
He had been moved to the Kent prison in March 2019 having originally been sent to HMP Lewes after being jailed two years ago.
The 79-year-old, from Sussex, was jailed at Lewes Crown Court in December 2018 for 14 sex attacks on a number of teenage victims.
He had a history of heart problems and had already suffered two heart attacks.
Coroner Catherine Wood explained how the former doctor was found dead in his H-wing cell on February 13, 2020.
In the months up to his death his health had began to deteriorate, which included him needing a wheelchair as his mobility reduced and starting to eat less.
A report from his GP heard how Narendran had a history of "complex cardiac history" and alcohol abuse where he would drink half a bottle of wine a day.
A post mortem revealed his cause of death as ischemic hypertensive heart disease.
Trudy Taylor, a nurse at the Sheppey prisons, told the court how Narendran had been frail and his health deteriorated fast in the last month of his life.
She explained how he was found dead in his cell by staff at the prison in Brabazon Road, Eastchurch.
Coroner Wood ruled his death was a result of natural causes.