Prof SC Sahasrabudhe, former Director, DA-IICT passed away on 28th December, 2019 at Pune. He was on a visit to Pune. He leaves behind his wife, Smt. Madhuri Sahasrabudhe, a son and a daughter.
A Doctorate from Leningrad University, USSR in the field of Communication/Signal Processing, Prof Sahasrabudhe made rich contributions in technology research and education in India. He joined as the Director, DA-IICT in March 2005 and retired from DA-IICT in January, 2015. Under his leadership, DA-IICT grew as one of the top technology Institutes in the country. He also served at IIT-Bombay from 1971 to 2003 in various capacities such as Head of Electrical Department, officiating Director and Deputy Director. He was the Chief Technological Officer at Global Telesystems Limited from December, 2000 till February, 2005.
He was the recipient of several awards such as SK Mitra Memorial Award from IETE, fourth IETE Prof. SVC Aiya Memorial award for outstanding contributions in motivating research work in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Best Teacher Award and Life Time Achievement Award from IIT Bombay. He was also elected Fellow of IEEE and IETE. He contributed significantly in the areas of Communications, Signal and Image Processing and Microprocessor Applications.
For colleagues and students of DA-IICT, he was a teacher, mentor and friend. He was passionate in teaching and he continued to teach in spite of his leadership responsibilities at the Institute. His guidance, support, and advice have certainly helped many of his colleagues and students to grow as good teachers and professionals. He will be missed by us — but will always be remembered in our hearts.
May his soul rest in peace.
Condolences may be sent to the following address:
Smt Madhuri Sahasrabudhe
Khare Town, Dharampeth
Nagpur, Maharashtra 440 010