[Advaita-l] Fwd: {भारतीयविद्वत्परिषत्} Dr. Sunder Hattangadi passes away......!!

Ravisankar Mayavaram abhayambika at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 11:29:53 EDT 2020

Sunderji contribution to the Sanskrit Documents Website and advaita 
vedAnta related groups was IMMENSE (years of work done as a service). He 
is a great role model for many like me and I am grateful for that. I am 
deeply saddened by his loss and I pray to SrimAtA for his well being 
during this transmigration process and provide him the comfort and 
refuge.  May She provide the inner strength to his family members and 
friends to cope up with this loss.


On 9/29/2020 4:55 AM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l wrote:
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> From: Ramesh Kn <knramesh at gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 2:22 PM
> Subject: {भारतीयविद्वत्परिषत्} Dr. Sunder Hattangadi passes away......!!
> To: भारतीयविद्वत्परिषत् <bvparishat at googlegroups.com>
> We are very sad to convey that one of our pillar members, Dr. Sunder
> Hattangadi passed away peacefully last friday (due to heart complications)
> at age 85. He was staying with his wife in a senior center near his one of
> the two daughters. He moved from his long time career-based stay (40+years)
> in Battlecreek, MI to St. Louis to be close to the daughter, certainly in a
> vAnaprastha style. He was a psychiatrist by profession.
> He was a lifetime Vedanta student and could refer to quotes from different
> scriptures to answer any of the questions posed. He frequented the Vedanta
> and Sanskrit/Bharatiya Vidvat Parishad/ Mandiyali and other
> google/yahoo/alt-news groups and assisted many. He was instrumental in
> entering hundreds of texts on Sanskrit Documents site, main to mention the
> upanishads, Shankaracharya's compositions and Vedanta texts, giving a solid
> foundation to our Sanskrit texts collection throughout. He had witnessed
> and guided us during our transition of the site from raw to current
> advanced level over decades. His search capability on internet was very
> intense and he had a knack of finding any book, passage, verse or links
> when asked. We would CC/BCC an enquiry from someone and without directly
> asking would receive the relevant links from him in short time.
> His hearing ability had declined over the years but was fully communicative
> over the phone with voice-to-text feature. His wife Leenaji was always
> supportive and beside him in ups and downs they faced in the life's
> journey.  He would stay content and occupied in self study,
> walking-exercise, and internet browsing, no TV or audio-visual interest.
> His passion was to play/follow tennis, travel, and was an avid reader.  He
> was very patient and accomodating by nature and joyful in association,
> Rishitulya indeed!
> He had recorded many stotras and texts in his own voice and posted them on
> archive.org. The link is
> https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22sunder+hattangadi%22
> For the entry in a thousand full moons (sahasrachandradarshan for people of
> age 81+ years) celebration site, Sunderji had provided a time line of his
> life events and activities.  Please read through
> https://thousandfullmoons.blogspot.com/2018/07/141-a-unifying-thread-in-physical.html
> We are going to miss him very much.
> May his soul continue onwards peacefully and reach (sadgati) high spiritual
> level.

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