Venugopal Kesavulu Ph.D.

Dr. Venugopal Kesavulu, PhD passed away on July 20, 2012. He leaves behind his wife of 44 years - Shantha, and his daughter Rani Dr. Kesavulu was born August 10, 1923 in Bangalore, India. In his youth he was a Gandhian taking a year out of college to work as a Freedom Fighter for Indian Independence. He received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from New York University in 1961 and did postdoctoral work at the Johns Hopkins University. He was an expert in catalysts and held many research and teaching positions including the National Regional Research Lab, Chemistry in India, Sigmor Oil, and Oakland University. He will forever be remembered for his vast charitable work primarily in helping socially and financially disadvantaged youth gain a higher level of education and training. He established over 15 scholarships in his native India with the belief that an education was the way to betterment. A memorial service will be held Tuesday July 24, 2012 from 7-9 p.m. at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North. In keeping with his convictions, the family asks that memorial gifts be made to the North South Foundation, 2 Marissa Court, Burr Ridge, IL 60527.

Published in Express-News on July 24, 2012