Departed Souls

  1. Prof Dr Mihir K Das* - 62 EE, Died 2012 at the age of 73  in Long Beach, CA. Obituary available. A beloved professor. Daughter Sonia wants to explore establishing a scholarship.
  2. Binod Agrawal - 65 ME, Died 2011 at the age of 65 in Rochester, MI.
  3. Prof Dr Naresh K Sinha* - ex-faculty and Founder, Died 2010 at the age of 83 in New Delhi, India. Emeritus Professor at McMaster Univ in Canada. He used to spend a few months every year in India teaching. He was on such a teaching mission, which he loved. He had a phenomenal memory of his students,     and he attended all Annual meetings of the Association
  4. Nirmalendu Srivastava* - 59 ME    , Died 2010 at the age of 73, in Norwood, NJ. Founder of a Robotics Co in MA, substantial donor, and active in Association.
  5. Dr Upendra Roy - 1960 MET, Died 2010 at the age of 73 in Alexandria, VA, . His higher studies include MS in England in 1961, and PhD in Germany in 1966
  6. Kishan L. Moonka - 58 ME, Died 2009 at the age of 74 in Newcastle, WA. Words from his younger brother Radhe Shyam Moonka, 65 ME: Kishan Moonka was born on July 1, 1934 in Chandil, a small town in Jharkhand.  He grew up in a large extended family with many aunts, uncles, siblings and cousins.  He graduated form BIT Sindri in Mechanical Engineering in 1958.  He received his MS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Wisconsin in 1960. He raised two sons and one daughter and was very proud of their successful careers as Physicians.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his six grandchildren, who loved him for his needling humor and generosity.  He loved playing bridge, enjoyed his stock investments skill and took pride in being a handyman.  He passed away peacefully on June 12th 2009. The lung disease that slowed him down and ultimately claimed his life could not keep him from standing up to greet the many visitors he enjoyed during his last year.  His last few days were lit by the company and affection of those most dear to him.
  7. Prof Subhash C. Ghosh  - Faculty, Died 2008 at the age of 79 in Newark, DE.
  8. Dr Mangal P Verma  - 55 EE, Died 2008 at the age of 76 in Cerritos, CA.
  9. Dinesh Agrawal* - 64 MET, Died 2008 at the age of 65 in Houston, TX.
  10. Pritam Singh - 63 CE, Died 2007, at the age of 68 in Beaumont, TX.
  11. Siddarth K Sinha - 63, Died 2007 at the age of 67 in Mountain View, CA.
  12. Dwarika Prasad - 69 MET, Died 2002 at the age of 59 in Moreno Valley, CA.
  13. N. Jayadev - 60 MET, Died 2000, at the age of 66 in San Jose, CA.
  14. Kamal Karna* - 64 EE, Died 1998 at the age of 58 in Matawan, NJ.
  15. Pradeep Pandey - 63 ME, Died 1995 at the age of 52 in Sewell, NJ.
  16. Vedanand Thakur - 57 ME, Died 1995, in Markham, ON, Canada.
  17. Prof Dr Tribhuan Prasad* - ex-faculty and Founder, Died 1993 at the age of 68 in Waterloo, ON, Canada. He and his wife very nurturing to all alumni, and they served as the local hosts for a GET TOGETHER that took place in 1980's in Canada. I have the fondest memory of he and his wife treating us so lovingly when we had our Annual Get Together in Waterloo in late 1980s. Chadda Bhai and Raj Dubey can add a few lines
  18. Prof Dr Gupteshwar Prasad - Math Professor, Died 1988 at the age of 61 in Flushing, NY. He was a great math professor to us at BIT, came to Brooklyn Polytechnic Univ in NY in early 1960s.
  19. Purnendu Dasgupta - 60 MET, Passed away in 2005 in Indiana, at the age of 66. His widow, Sandra, contributed $15,000. toward a Library in the Metallurgy Dept at Sindri in his memory, which was accomplished by Dr Yogendra Chadda.
  20. Mrs Alice Atkinson Morash, daughter of Prof Atkinson of the famed High Tension Lab. Donor and benefactor to the Association, and supporter to alumni.

*-Honored as Distinguished Alum, some posthumously.