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You were the beautiful melody in the rhythm of life where the music of your life lives on
To live in the hearts we leave behind, is not to die…

IIT Kharagpur mourns the loss of our beloved alumni, Mr. Gulab Bhavnani. Though our words can do a little, we hope our prayers will comfort his family and friends in his absence. A man of honour and compassion, Mr. Gulab Bhavnani, encourages all of us in so many ways to be kind and generous. Your Alma Mater will always remember you.

Mr. Gulab Bhavnani, is one of the most eminent alumni of IIT Kharagpur, who left for his heavenly abode on Monday, March 13, 2023. He completed his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 1966 and further proceed with his studies at Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia.

Being an entrepreneur, Mr. Bhavnani was the Program Director of WHEELS which is a partnership program initiated by Capital IIT Association, designed to stimulate social entrepreneurship and encourage skilled professionals to create job opportunities for the improvement of lives of US and Indian citizens.  Mr. Bhavnani was also a Managing Partner of Anchor Systems Corporation, and was the Director of IT Delivery for the American Red Cross.

On the humanitarian ground, Mr. Bhavani always came forward to give his half, be it for any charitable or societal cause or any other initiatives and programs held in his Alma Mater.

In the memory of Late Mr. Gulab Bhavnani, his batchmate Mr. Suresh Shenoy  wrote:
“It is with deepest regret that I report the passing away of our friend and colleague, Gulab Bhavnani.. May his soul Rest in Peace. Gulab was a founding member of WHEELS, and I considered him a solid rock of a supporter and among the most reliable ‘go to’ persons. I don’t remember any time when he said “No” to a request! Gulab was always on call for anything related to IIT – our events, gala, charitable endeavours and each time, he gave it all! 
Gulab will be sorely missed. Rest in peace, my friend.
In sadness, but left with fond and lasting memories of a great friend.”

In the remembrance of Mr. Gulab Bhavnani, IIT KGP fraternity mourns in sadness after hearing the news of his demise. Our sincere condolences to his bereaved family. May almighty give enough strength to his family to bear this irreplaceable loss. We pray for eternal peace of his departed soul. He will always be remembered in our thoughts, prayers and action. IIT Kharagpur will forever carry forward his legacy and acknowledge his contributions to the Institute. 

Inputs by: Ms. Namrata Sharma, Office of Outreach & Alumni Affairs, IIT Kharagpur
Email: namrata.iit02@gmail.com

Edited by : Poulami Mondal, Digital & Creative Media Executive (Creative Writer)
Email: poulami.mondal@iitkgp.ac.in, media@iitkgp.ac.in, Ph. No.: +91-3222-282007

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By Poulami Mondal

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