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.
For additional details about A Tribute to Prof. SuRa - please click here!
He was an ALWAYS COOL person. May god give strength to his family to face this irreparable loss.
says... Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Suresh, what a wonderful fellow! AM really at a loss of words. Gosh, it just seems yesterday that I was talking to Suresh about some experiment at the Community Science Centre, Ahmedabad where i met him more often than at school, and then later at BITS and then during my silver jubilee get together when he was chief warden at the Pilani campus and my last talk when he was at the Goa campus. Really terrible. Going to miss one hell of a terrific guy.