[INDOLOGY] Professor Abhijit Ghosh

Jan E.M. Houben jemhouben at gmail.com
Tue Jul 16 19:38:08 UTC 2013

Most saddening and incomprehensible that Prof. Dr. Abhijit Ghosh -- our
dear Abhi-daa -- passed away ... far too young.

Hardly a month ago I consulted him on the lexical element paN as I was not
satisfied with the statements about it in some handbooks; he referred me to
his Non-Aryan linguistic elements in the Atharvaveda which he had gifted me
around 10 years ago and which I should have consulted in the first place:
the answer was already there.

The full reference is:
Non-Aryan linguistic elements in the Atharvaveda : a study of some words of
Austric origin / by Dr. Abhijit Ghosh
Calcutta : Sanskrit Pustak Bhandar, 2000.

Another well-known contribution by him is the edited volume:
Ātharvaṇā : a collection of essays on the Atharva Veda with special
reference to its Paippalāda tradition / ed. by Abhijit Ghosh.
Kolkata : Sanskrit Book Depot, 2002.

Condolences to his family with this unbearable loss.

Jan Houben

On 16 July 2013 12:27, Dipak Bhattacharya <dbhattacharya200498 at yahoo.com>wrote:

> 16. 7. 13
> <indology at list.indology.info>
> Friends,
> I have to report with a heavy heart that I just came to know that
> Professor Dr. Abhijit Ghosh, Jadavpur University, passed away yesterday
> within the University premises. He was just 60. After Chatterji, Przyluski,
> Burrow and Kuiper, Ghosh came to be known as the best authority on Austric
> elements in Vedic. Often appearing a hard non-conformist Ghosh had many
> human qualities and felt for and helped others. His loss creates a vacuum
> that will be felt for a long time.
> Dipak Bhattacharya
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