MADAN Manohar Lal Madan, age 80, died peacefully on Sunday, April 3 in Andover, Massachusetts in the loving presence of his family. Born in Multan, India to the late Tikaya Ram and Thakur Bai (Munjal) Madan, Manohar received his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Gottingen, Germany in 1960 and became a professor of mathematics at The Ohio State University in 1965. A number theorist, he focused primarily on the arithmetic of function fields and inspired a number of doctoral candidates with similar academic interests. Manohar retired in 2001, but he became a professor emeritus and continued to take a great interest in mathematics. Manohar is survived by his loving daughter, Anita Madan Renton, and her husband, Jeffrey Bennett Renton of Andover, Massachusetts; his son, Rajiv Paul Madan of University Heights, Ohio; grandchildren, Marina Lynne and Nicholas Dylan Renton of Andover; his brother, Bhim Sain Madan of Delhi, India; two sisters, Sushil Luthra of Faridabad, India and Shakuntla Dutta of New Delhi, India; his sister-in-law, (Soeur) Yvette Le Gal of Grenay, France; and many nieces and nephews in India. Manohar was predeceased by his deeply devoted wife Carmen Marie (Le Gal) Madan, and by his older sister Laj Gandhi. A memorial reception will be held at The Ohio State University Faculty Club, 181 South Oval Drive, Columbus, on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 3:30 p.m.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on April 19, 2011