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Prof. Suresh Ramaswamy (SuRa) Passes Away

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dear Alumni,

We are deeply saddened to inform that Prof. Suresh Ramaswamy, (Dean Administration, BITS Pilani Dr. KK Birla Campus) passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest around 10:30 PM on August 27th.

Prof. Suresh Ramaswamy, fondly known as SuRa is a BITSian from the 1980 Batch. He received his Ph.D. in 1990 from University of Rochester, New York under the guidance of Dr. Carl R. Hagen in the field of High-Energy Physics. He taught Physics at the Pilani campus for 10 years and was the Chief Warden before he moved to the Goa campus. He was known to be very innovative, broad-minded and liberal.

Apart from many of his achievements, he was awarded the Distinguish Faculty Award during the BITSAA Global Meet 2011.

He was just 49 when he passed away. He is survived by his wife Dr. Radhika Vathsan, who is also a faculty in the Physics Department at the Goa campus and his little daughter Shipra.

On behalf of the Alumni, we would like to convey our heartfelt condolences to his family and pray to the almighty to bear this great loss.

His last rites is scheduled to start at 2:30 PM today at his residence and the procession to the crematorium will begin at 3:00 PM. A special floral tribute and a condolence meeting has been scheduled at the Goa Campus Auditorium at 6:00 PM.

You can convey your condolences on twitter using the hash tag #profsura. BITSAA will collate your messages pass it to his family.

Click here to read more about A Tribute to Prof. SuRa?

BITSAA Alumni Communications

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