Manohar Lal Madan
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 by This Week Community Newspapers from Apr. 18 to Apr. 19, 2011.
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He was my great grand maternal uncle! R.I.P
Ankur Chugh
February 15, 2012
Knew him briefly in Chandigarh, when I was doing MA during 1959-61. I hit on his obituary while searching his bio/CV for a paper on History of Math in Punjab.
A man pleasant disposition.
September 27, 2011
A very gentle man. Sometimes we would greet each other in German then he would tell a story from his days in Goettingen with Deuring, or an anecdote from the history of math.
Bob Stanton
April 29, 2011
Uncle will be deeply missed by his entire family in India. He was a remarkable man and source of inspiration for all of us.
Rest in Peace Uncle...
Sandeep Dutta
April 28, 2011
One of the most generous and decent man I have known. He was also most passionate about mathematics, both in research and teaching.
Saleh Tanveer
April 22, 2011
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