Ajit Sengupta: Burning Bright

Today marks 2 years since that fateful day when Ajit Sengupta passed away. As one of the many admirers and students of this wonderful teacher, my heart fills with an indescribable heaviness as I sit down top type out this post. As all his students remember, he had a unique posture while teaching. He never sat down during class. He stood, with one of his … Continue reading Ajit Sengupta: Burning Bright

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Remembering Ajit Sengupta

My high school Biology teacher remains one of the most influential people in my life. He was not only a teacher of the Life Sciences, but also, of the science of life. And today marks the completion of a year since he passed away.

As I stumble through one of the most difficult phases of my life, I miss his guiding light, his friendly smile which was almost always followed by a mischievous wink.

He was an erudite scholar, not only in the sciences, but also in many other subjects. While such a statement would conjure images like this to the minds of the ones that do not know him:


to us, his students, who actually knew him and had come in contact with him, he was more like this:


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