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September 12, 2006
Brief biography of Prof. Prasad Khastgir
Arun @ Sep 12, 2006


pkhastgir.jpgPrasad Khastgir was born on December 24, 1937 in Rangoon (Burma). He came to Varanasi with his family in 1941. He passed High School and Intermediate Science examinations of U.P. Board in 1952 and 1954 respectively from C. M. Anglo-Bengali College, Varanasi. He obtained B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Physics) degrees from Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi in 1956 and 1958 respectively. He joined BHU as a lecturer in 1961. He also obtained a master's degree in Mathematics from BHU later.
Most of his teaching career was spent in the Applied Physics Department of Institute of Technology, BHU. He became Reader in 1983 and Professor in 1993. He retired on December 31, 1997. After retirement he moved to Chandannagar in West Bengal where he stayed until his death. He died on July 13, 2006. He loved books and trees.

Forwarded by Sugata Pratik Khastgir, his son. Dr. Pratik is professor in Physics and Meteorology dept. of IIT-Kharagpur.
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