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Alumni Family Needs Help -Pralay Lahiri is no more - Thursday, June 08, 2006 at 22:07

 

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A Helping Hand

Submitted by Dr Biman Ghosh, 1981MetE, Ohio, USA, Email: Biman.Ghosh[AT]diamondinnovations.com on 2:39 am, June 9, 2006 (IST)

Dear Friends,

I am sorry to inform you that Dr. Pralay Lahiri, one of our fellow Alumnus of 1983 Batch (Mechanical Engineering) and a faculty member of National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, has passed away on May 8th. 2006 following an intense struggle with cancer. All sorts of attempts and treatments like repeated cycles of chemotherapy in Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai and Apollo Hospital, Delhi could not help.  Pralay left behind two kids (studying at 10th. Standard) and his wife Asima.

I understand that lot of his batch-mates and people of his acquaintance helped him and their family in these trying times.  I am also informed that some kind of help will be mobilized from the Durgapur Chapter of our Alumni Body and Mr. Shubranshu Chowdhury, the Secretary of the chapter will coordinate with Mr. H. Goswami, Vice President of BEC Alumni Committee of Durgapur for the same.

His family still needs financial help as you all know cost of treatment at the last phase of life increases exponentially and they spent all they could in the process.  I spoke with Mrs. Lahiri and please send your contribution to her directly in the following address:

Mrs. Asima Lahiri

Qrs. No. B 7/A, National Institute of Technology Campus

Mahatma Gandhi Road, Durgapur 713 209, W. Bengal, India

Niladri Roy (California, USA) of 1983 batch is leaving for India on June 17th.  Those of you can send a check in a day or two please arrange to send it to Niladri for a quicker transfer to Pralay’s family. 

Niladri Roy, Email: nilandri.roy[AT]gmail.com 

You can definitely send some more directly to Asima at a later time as and when your situation permits.

Thank you for your support.

Biman Ghosh, 1981MetE

PS:  Pralay Lahiri used to sing Tagore Songs in Debabrata Biswas’s style.  He never allowed the disease to catch his spirits.

Despite his tumors increasing both in sizes and numbers he visited San Francisco last August to present his research and share his work with his peers. 

In the midst of his terminal illness he made the most sincere effort to bring Jibanananda Dash’s kobita live with his own tunes and music. 

To our despair the thorns of life had bleed him repeatedly.  May his soul rest in peace!

 

Update on August 29, 2006:

A check for US$ 235.00 has been mailed from USA to Mrs Asima Lahiri. Texas chapter raised the fund at NABC-06.

 

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