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Friday, August 08, 2014

Prof A K Dasgupta (1926 - 2014)


Guest post by Mr. Kachiraju Nagaraja Rao
Prof. A K Das Gupta died on 27th July 2014 in Hyderabad.
Mr. Das Gupta a great personality in LIS field in India, a contemporary of Dr. SR Ranganathan, Prof. BS Keshavan, etc. An Octogenarian has worked in National Library, Calcutta, ICL, Insdoc, New Delhi and then migrated to Hyderabad to head the Library of Administrative Staff College of India in 1969. After a long Carrier with ASCI he moved to  Eenadu where he established a newspaper reference library. He was the President of IASLIC, 1999
A great inspiration to younger generation Librarians in India and particularly Hyderabad. He is well read and a scholar in true sense.  The Library fraternity (Academy of Library Science and Documentation), in Hyderabad expressed their deep felt condolences to him on 2nd August 2014.  It is incidental the Librarians lost another stalwart Prof. Neelameghan on the same day.

  • Articles in  mainstreamweekly.net + Letter in mainstreamweekly.net
  • One extract:"The proudest moment of my professional life was his appreciation of the Eenadu library organised by me."
  • His Letters to the Editor @ A K Dasgupta | Economic and Political Weekly
  • One extract: "The five articles by EW/EPW veterans (EPW, 10 and 17 January 2009) paying tributes to Sachin Chaudhuri, its founding father, helped me to refresh my memory about the unique economic journal. Incidentally, I am an avid reader of the journal since I joined the library profession in 1955 without a break."
  • His published works:
    • Where To Go From Here - A Guide To Educational & Career Opportunities, by K J Rao and A K Dasgupta, Educational & Career Information,  687 pp. : 2001, Reviews here and here. -- info courtesy  Manjula
    • For more see Web Catalog: here and here  :

A.K. Dasgupta A 203 San Remo Apartments Masab Tank, Hyderabad 500 028 Phone: 66664498 (R) E-mail: arunkantid@yahoo.co.in