Tuesday, December 6, 2022



The above are two photographs of my class mate  OM PRAKASH JHA at REC  NIT CALICUT.  I  was sad to learn that he was deceased in January this year from his daughter Drishti. I count myself fortunate to have got his two photographs from my batchmate Mr.Mahesh whose contact details were provided by Drishti.

I met OMPRAKASH JHA  for the first time in the Basic Electrical Engineering  class of Dr.P P Gerwadis in the first floor class room in the Main Building and thereafter had a  serious and friendly association with him. In 1984 we met at the Pareeksha Bhavan of University of Calicut where both of us had been on some purpose. It was a memorable day.On our way back to the college both of us had lunch at Hotel Oasis in Calicut before walking all the way to the Calicut bus stand and back to the hostels. I used to enjoy meeting him in his room in the first floor of the C hostel

He was a man with deep warmth and  genuinely friendly with me and others and had a studied approach to things. Thereafter I did speak to him several times on the phone in recent times.

I guess I have made him immortal by posting this write-up on the web and many would know I had a warm and genuine friend in OM PRAKASH JHA.