Renowned Mathematician Bishnu Prasad Acharya Passes Away In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Eminent educationist and mathematician Bishnu Prasad Acharya passed away in AIIMS, Bhubaneswar following a cardiac arrest at the age of 78.

Prof Acharya, who was undergoing treatment at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, breathed his last shortly after Thursday midnight, family sources said. He is survived by wife, a daughter and two sons.

The mortal remains of the renowned educationist were taken to his residence in Acharya Vihar area in Odisha capital where a host of distinguished persons paid their last respects to the departed soul. His body was also taken to the Utkal University campus at Vani Vihar for the students, scholars, researchers and professors to pay their homage. The last rites were performed at Swargadwar crematorium in the pilgrim town of Puri.

Prof Acharya, who had joined Utkal University in 1968, retired as a Professor in 2005 after an illustrious career during which he discharged multiple responsibilities and held important positions, including chairman of the PG council.

Many of the books written by him have been included in syllabus of colleges, universities and engineering colleges. The books written by him include Fundamentals of Mathematics (vol 1 and 2), Topics in Mathematics (vol 1 and 2), Logic and Set Theory, Analytical Solid Geometry, A Course on Numerical Analysis and Topics Calculus.

After retirement from Utkal University, he worked as professor in IIT Bhubaneswar and ITER in the state capital.

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