Prof. G S Sanyal, former Director of IIT Kharagpur, a revered professor, a world-renowned researcher in electronics and communication, passed away in his sleep today, July 7th. He was 89 years old.
The IIT family will surely miss a remarkable human being, who cared for his students as a father-figure, imbibed in them the urge to learn and discover, who took their transgressions as an opportunity to improve. He cared deeply about the faculty and the staff – he connected at a human level, where he genuinely looked for ways to work together and improve the institute. Till his last day, he remained at the institute, which he nurtured, for which he set high goals. He looked at teaching as a means to improve the students he oversaw – making them not only great engineers but in the end, good human beings, who can share his ideal of contributing towards the society.
In the words of Henry Adams “A teacher affects eternity he can never tell, where his influence stops.”, Prof. Sanyal’s influence on the vast number of human beings he touched never did stop.
Our heart-felt condolence goes out to his family.
May his soul rest in peace.
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