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OBITUARY-An Indian Sociologist

An Indian Sociologist Ghanshyam Shah I P DESAI, a leading Indian sociologist of the second generation and the founder- director of the Centre for Social Studies, Surat, died on January 26 at Surat. He was fondly known as 'IP' by his friends in academic circles in three continents. Out of affection and respect his students addressed him as 'Desai Saheb'. A bachelor, IP was almost a member of the families of a number of friends in different parts of the country, Europe and America. As an oriental, he never gave expression to his personal obligations and affections in public. He believed that affection had to be reciprocated with affection. All those who came close to him experienced his warmth and affection.

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