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

Ryan Armstrong ryanarm at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 01:52:19 EDT 2020

It is with deep sadness that this news is received.
Dr. Hattangadi was a brilliant man and humble enough to assist even a rank
amatuer such as myself with samskrita references and grammatical
May he rest in the deep peace of परमात्मन्

On Tue, 29 Sep 2020 at 12:15, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> 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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