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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Prof. Arashanipalai Neelameghan (1927-2014)

►►Prof. A. Neelameghan (1927-2014) -- He was a great teacher of teachers in the field of library science. My sincere prayers for him, with deepest gratitude for all the nice and kind inspirations that he offered to everyone. A senior colleague and a great contributor in the school of Dr. S R Ranganathan...

Arashanipalai Neelameghan , formerly Head, Section on Institution Building and Networking, UNESCO/PGI, Regional Advisor for Asia-Pacific, UNESCO//PGI. Undertook Technical Assistance missions to developing countries in Asia, Arab League States, Africa,  Latin America and the Caribbean sponsored by UNESCO/PGI, UNDP, IDRC, etc. These missions included  formulation of national  information policies, development of information institutions, organizing and teaching in national and regional training workshops in information studies. Established a regional post-graduate programme for training science information specialists in South Asia at the University of Philippines in Manila, the School of Information Studies for Africa at the University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a similar programme for Latin America at the University of Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela, and a national training programme for China in Beijing. Initiated the regional information network ASTINFO for Asia.  Retired from UN civil service in 1986.

(courtesy: image seshu onter)

Following graduate and post-graduate studies in Madras, India, studied documentation and information in science in USA on Rockefeller Foundation and Fulbright scholarships. Worked in various special technical information centres in India before joining the Documentation Research and Training Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, established by Dr. S.R.Ranganathan in 1962, retired as Professor and Head, in 1984.Currently associated with the Sarada Ranganathan Endowment for Library Science (1963-) and the Ranganathan Centre for Information Studies (1993-), both not-for-profit national charitable trusts  promoting research, lectures, and publications in information studies. [source: inst.at]


Save the Time of the Godly: Information Mediators Role in Promoting Spiritual & Religious Accommodation

by Dr. Mohamed Taher.
This is dedicated to Professor Emeritus A. Neelameghan, a mentor of my mentors, and whose single outstanding contribution to the Multifaith world in an electronic document, OM Information Service (OMIS), overshadows all that is cataloged in the present article.

My Guru Prof. Neelameghan expired in Bangalore today (28-07-14, Monday- morning 8.30 am). I was deeply saddened by the news of his passing. My heart felt condolences to his family.  He is such a great person and he will live on in our memories forever.  We are very well benefited by his teaching and ideas in knowledge organisation.
Some photos of his, when he visited Trivandrum recently.  SEE: Current pictures

Prof. Neelameghan - condolence by seshu onter

Prof. Neelameghan(former Professor and Head, DRTC, Bangalore) has passed away in Bangalore on 28 July 2014, Monday at 8.30 am
I pray the Almighty for his departed soul  to rest in peace and also give strength to his family

1 comment:

Davendra Gupta said...

My respected and beloved Professor, A Neelameghan will always remain in my memory; I was honoured to be very close to him when he lived with his family in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as UNESCO Expert for SISA and I was working with Addis Ababa University then. I learnt many and several most important practical aspects of life from him.He lived most purposeful and meaningful life with all the achievements to his credits.He left us for some more important missions in future.RIP