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 <> wrote:
16. 7. 13
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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