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The students, faculty and staff of the South Asian University express their heartfelt condolences on the untimely and sudden demise of our President, our leader, our friend, philosopher and guide in all situations, our own Professor G.K. Chadha. He was a person of high ethics, humility and charm. Everyone who came into his contact; whether a faculty, staff or a student felt his warmth and established a direct bond with him forever. His touch is visible everywhere in the University and above all is felt in our hearts.

Professor Chadha was one of the greatest advocates of cooperation and friendship in South Asian Region. He used to call himself a citizen of SAARC. In his sad demise, the people of South Asian region in general and South Asian University in particular have lost a great academician, a visionary, a humanist and a proponent of regional cooperation and development.

The entire SAU community conveys its deepest condolences to the bereaved family and pray for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

122 Comments

  1. I am deeply shocked to learn about the sudden and untimely demise of Professor G K Chadha. He was a great source of inspirationt . His absence is a loss to the academic community and a big loss to us.He was such a great, humble, noble, and a compassionate person. I would miss him very much during my future visits to the university and to my home town Kangra(H.P),where he studied in a school alongwith my father.
    He will be remembered for his contributions in higher education both as a Vice Chancellor of JNU and President of SAU.
    My personal and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family for this tragic and irreparable loss .
    May his soul rest in peace!

    Rajinder Kumar
    Kangra(H.P)

  2. AS I HAVE READ ABOUT DR.CHADDA,BUT UNFORTUNATELY I HAD NEVER EXPERIENCED MY AWAITED MEET WITH HIM.AS WE KNOW HE WAS FOUNDING PRESIDENT OF SAU,I WILL ALWAYS MOTIVATED BY HIS HAND FROM HEAVEN AND I WILL PURSUE HIS LEGACY WHILE STUDYING IN SAU AS I HAD GIVEN ENTARACE OF SAU. REST IN PEACE

  3. In a condolence meeting held on 4th March, 2014 in the Department of Economics, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, the faculty members, students and Research Scholars deeply mourn the sudden and untimely demise of Professor G.K. Chadha. Professor Chadha was a member of the Advisory Council of the Centre for Development Studies, Department of Economics, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar.

    May the Almighty give strength and courage to his family members to bear with this irreparable loss.

    May God bless his soul with all peace.

    Dr Vandana Upadhyay
    Head, Department of Economics
    Rajiv Gandhi University
    Itanagar

  4. Your sudden and untimely demise has saddened me. But you contributions to the academic field will keep you alive for ever.
    Sikkim University
    Department of Sociology

  5. I am shocked and deeply saddened to learn sudden demise of Prof Chadha, the founder President of the SAARC University, New Delhi. My heart felt condolences to members of his family. I pray that his departed soul rest in peace.
    I have interacted with him several times in last ten years. He always used to take very positive approach. His humbleness impressed me most. I feel we have lost one of the highly respected researcher, educationist and a visionary. He will be remembered for his contributions in economics and higher education both as a Vice Chancellor of JNU and President of SAARC University.
    A S Kolaskar
    Former Vice Chancellor Univ. of Pune, Pune
    Former Vice Chancellor, KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar
    Former Advisor National Knowledge Commission, New Delhi
    Consultant Internet2, USA

  6. I am greatly saddened to learn about passing away of Professor Chaddha. Though I did not know him personally but I knew of his work and interest of South Asian region cooperation in education, science, and technology as the foundation for regional integration of South Asia. As a matter of fact, I was proposing to a colleague who is working with me on a meeting of research and education networks (REN) in South Asia to meet him when he is in Delhi later this month.

    Anil Srivastava
    Open Health Systems Laboratory
    anil.srivastava@ohsl.us
    +1-240-463-3686

  7. I am shocked and saddened to know the untimely demise of respected Prof.GK Chadha who tirelessly worked hard to strengthen education in various capacities.His initiatives to bring the SAU to this level with a target to make it a world class South Asian University was a commendable work. He was also trying to connect SAU with other university of South Asia for strengthening teaching and research and, since last few moths ,we were in touch to make possible for his visit to Tribhuvan University.I was invited by SAU to interview in recruitment process in law Department at SAU and found him a man of integrity and dedication.I found him a great, humble, noble, and a compassionate person.
    My personal and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family at SAU and home for this tragic and irreparable loss.
    May his soul rest in peace.
    Prof.(Dr.) Amber Prasad Pant
    Nepal Law Campus and Ex-Dean,Faculty Of Law
    Tribhuvan University
    Kathmandu,Nepal

  8. I express my deepest condolence to Prof. Chadha and his family.
    May his soul rest in peace.
    I am shocked to know about his sudden demise, i got to know to about him while reading about SAU.
    We have lost a great talent that is hard to forget.

    Shashwat Ravi.

  9. I learnt many things from you, Sir. Amongst these, the most important one is humbleness. I would always cherish the moments of our interaction.

    May your soul rest in peace.

    Ekta Walia
    Associate Professor
    SAU

  10. You always be alive in the hearts of people and academician…..May his soul rest in peace. My heartfelt condolence on his sad demise.

  11. Prof. GK Chadha, was real hero of SAARC, being the founder President of SAU & Success of this university, under his leadership, proved his benevolences, as a true SAARC citizen.
    We adore you.
    R.I.P, Sir.

    D.K Giri
    IMV Technology

  12. I am deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden and untimely demise of Professor G K Chadha. He was a great source of inspiration and strength for everyone in the SAU and many outside. His efforts to bring the SAU to this level are commendable. His absence is a big loss to the South Asian University.

  13. Dear Sir,
    I am knowing you from the time i was the student of JNU and you were the Professor and after sometime you became VC of JNU. I was expecting your guest lecture in Amity on either 26/2/2014 or 5/3/2014. In the meanwhile you expressed your inability to deliver the same for this semester stating ” i am absolutely convinced that i will not be able to make in the next two to three months.” On 3/3/2014 i came to know that you are no longer with us. It was deeply shocking and scaring. It was a great personal loss also. I am aware life leaves many tasks incomplete. No problems sir. I will definitely see you in heavens little later. My heartfelt condolences for you, JNU, SAU and your family.

    Vivek Mohan Dubey
    Assistant Professor
    Amity Law School, Noida
    Amity University Uttar Pradesh

  14. I CANNOT FORGET HIS UNIQUE PERSONALITY,EXCELLENCY IN RESEARCH.HE WAS BORN TO DO SOMETHING FOR SOUTH ASIA.A PERSON WHOSE HEART WAS AN OCEAN WITH POSITIVE THINGKING.

  15. I am deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden and untimely demise of Professor G K Chadha. He was a great source of inspiration and strength for everyone in the SAU and many outside. His efforts to bring the SAU to this level are commendable. His absence is a big loss to the South Asian University.
    I had an opportunity to meet Professor Chadha on several occasions during my visits to the esteemed institution. He was such a great, humble, noble, and a compassionate person. I would miss him very much during my future visits to the university.
    May his soul rest in peace. My personal and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family for this tragic and irreparable loss.
    Mohan K Kadalbajoo
    Professor, Mathematics & Statistics
    I.I.T. Kanpur, Kanpur-208016

    • it is 1 month that u r not b/w us.i remembered 1st march as u were in front of library n i said to my friend that i want to b energetic lyk whenever v vl grow old. u r full of positive thinking. i like the way how you were treating every child.

  16. I am deeply shocked with the news of Professor Chadha’s untimely demise; a truly SOUTHASIANIST, a visionary of SOUTHASIANISM and a noted SOUTHASIAN ECONOMIST.
    I express my heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and pray for his departed soul rest in peace
    May us have the power to cope with his tragic loss of worldly life!

    एक वास्तविक दक्षिणएसियाली, दक्षिणएसियाबादका परिकल्पनाकार र प्रसिद्द दक्षिणएसियाली अर्थविद प्राध्यापक चढाको असामयिक निधनको समाचारले म स्तब्ध भएको छु ।
    शोकसन्तप्त परिवारप्रति हार्दिक समबेदना व्यक्त गर्दै दिवंगत आत्माको चीर शान्तिको लागि प्रार्थना गर्दछु ।
    हामी सबैलाई उहाँको सांसारिक जीवनको दुखद अन्त्यलाई सहन गर्ने शक्ति प्राप्त होस् !

    Krishna Pandey
    Purbanchal University
    Biratnagar, Nepal

  17. I am deeply shocked to learn about the sudden demise of Professor G.K. Chadha, a loss to the academic community of the world and an irreparable loss to the Asian Academic Community. We, from the Committee of Action for Research, Extension and Services (CARES), deeply condole the death of a visionary that has left behind for us a legacy and future direction for research and showing a path to the progress of mankind.

    A. Majeed Khan
    Chairman, CARES,
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

  18. I am very sad hearing such an unbelievable news about the sudden demise of Prof Chadha. I wish to express my deepest condolence to his family.
    May his soul rest in peace!

    Associate Professor of Economics
    Centre for Economic Development and Administration(CEDA)
    Tribhuvan University,Kathmandu,Nepal


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