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Our first interaction with Prof.MR was with Audio Engineering. A subject that fellow  colleges would have give up as ‘yet another irrelevant subject of the past’ . My perception of the subject was the same.

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Professor MR came up and said that he would not be completing the complete course and we will not have enough time for that. It was surprising because all he had was 5-6 tattered  notes’ with him. But the days progressed and one could sense the depth of this subject. My respect for the ‘tattered notes’ grew .All he needed was a glimpse of the notes and he could speak at length for hours combined.

Ideas from Kinsler & Frey could be deciphered only by MR sir! In the end ,MR made us respect the engineering in the mundane cone speakers and why they are so popular. Audio Engineering was not a remnant of the past, MR made us realize its relevance for us.

Then came another ‘dry’ subject Antennas and Wave Propagation.And guess who comes to decipher it for us .Yes it was MR again and back with his ‘diary notes’.

With Communication Engineering, MR had saved his best lectures for the end! I vividly remember many things he taught during this course.

Inspite of his knowledge ,MR kept his head firmly on his shoulders. His enthusiasm for the subject  never diminished even after talking about these for well over a decade.

It was a rude shock when I came to know that he was admitted to hospital with serious complications.  A wave of emails ,and prayers from alumni from several parts of the globe followed. But God had a different plan for him. Our beloved MR sir passed away on August 28 2009.

My alma mater has lost a great mentor. His endearing smile and his ken will be sorely missed.I pray for great strength and better times for his family and the repose of that great soul.

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Written by sujai

September 5, 2009 at 10:13 am

Posted in life

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  1. Hi Sujai,

    Just saw ur MR article. I miss him equally 😦
    http://www.umathinksso.blogspot.com

    Umamaheswaran B S

    July 2, 2010 at 3:03 pm


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