Prof. AC.1951-2014
Adhip Chaudhuri
  • 62 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 25, 1951
  • Place of birth:
    Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Date of passing: Jan 13, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Vienna, Virginia, United States
" nothing matters but the quality of the affection --- in the end ---that has carved a trace in the mind dove sta memoria (where memory remains)" ~ Ezra Pound Canto LXXVI "The Pisan Cantos"

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Adhip Chaudhuri, 62, born on July 25, 1951 and passed away on January 13, 2014. 

(One of Adhip's favorite phrases because of the way Klaus Kinski delivered it in Werner Herzog's "Nosferatu." 1979)


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Gautam Banerji on 26th July 2017

"Fondly remembered and deeply missed."

This tribute was added by Amit Shah on 13th January 2017


I'm playing "Whole Lotta Love" at high volume in remembrance. I miss you often. You'd have your hands full with topics of interest in the world today. I am glad we met and shared a life together. The best. Always will be."

This tribute was added by Tapashi Chaudhuri on 13th January 2017

"It will be three  years tomorrow Gautama...and I still miss you"

This tribute was added by Joanne K. Smyth on 13th January 2017

"Today -- tomorrow -- is the 3rd anniversary of Adhip's passing. I solicited fellow teachers and family and friends and have raised some money to donate to lung cancer research in Adhip's memory. If you'd like to contribute to the cause, the mailing address is:

IASLC (Int'l Assoc. for the Study of Lung Cancer)

Checks should be made out to IASLC and sent to:

IASLC Foundation
13100 East Colfax Avenue, Unit 10
Aurora, CO 80011

This is what he most wanted in the last days that he was alive, coherent, and engaged in the world: that people would take an interest in this research and provide greater hope in the future for people who suffered from the same illness that he did.

My heart goes out to you all -- and to him,


This tribute was added by uma bose on 25th July 2016

"I remember some lively discussion about plants with Gautamdada. Remembering him on his birthday with a quirky fact about him,-- he loved sheddho bhaat aka boiled rice with boiled vegetables, and among the vegetables was boiled okra."

This tribute was added by Tapashi Chaudhuri on 25th July 2016

"It would have been your happy birthday Gautama..miss you brother of mine.."

This tribute was added by partho sengupta on 25th July 2016

"Wonderful memories of Adhip....great this e-memorial comes to me. Reminds me of good times and adventure......may his soul keep motivating his students and all those who came in touch with him toward a better change....."

This tribute was added by Monisha Das on 13th January 2016

"I still have your emails, all of them. You are still very much with us. Be at peace, Gautam."

This tribute was added by uma bose on 13th January 2016

"I didn't remember what date it was last night when I went to bed. Early this morning I had a dream about having a conversation with Gautamdada, as we called him. When I woke up I remembered that it was the day he had passed away two years ago."

This tribute was added by arjun das on 13th January 2016

"Two years seem like not so long ago. Likewise seem all memories of you. Old memories stay so the ageing process will not steal the ones I have of you in Parnasree. I take the liberty to say that you did change a few things in my approach on how to unleash the courage inside. It has done me good & no regrets. We shall meet again I am sure."

This tribute was added by Amit Shah on 11th January 2016

"Seems like so long ago. . . only a couple. Now that I'm almost retired, I'd be trading songs from the early Bollywood with you. Here's one from 1964:"

This tribute was added by Monisha Das on 25th July 2015

"Happy Birthday Godman. I sure miss coming to see you and hear your world views. I miss your Socratic questioning. I know you would love a good meal so where ever you are have a fill of the patishaptas you loved."

This tribute was added by Pankaj Butalia on 25th July 2015

"A  tribute to you, friend, that , more than a year after you left friends and family treat you as if you were still around. Maybe it’s your strong presence that ensures this, maybe it’s the warmth you exuded, maybe it’s that wry smile that did it, maybe it was your ability to touch everyone you met in some way … who knows … but it’s there for all of us to see, and value, till we meet you again to see if you’re still the same or have changed a bit in the hereafter!
Auf Wiedersehen !"

This tribute was added by Dana Abu Hijleh on 27th January 2015

"Dr. Chaudhuri was among the most caring professors I had at SFS-Q, and I'll always remember his wit, humor, and kindness. May he RIP."

This tribute was added by partho sengupta on 15th January 2015

"Sure Miss You Adhip.
15th January 2015"

This tribute was added by arjun das on 13th January 2015

"Remember your laughter as it hadn't changed when I met you after over 20 years in Vienna. I hear it today again. You live on."

This tribute was added by arjun das on 1st August 2014

"No real words to decribe my feelings this bright morning during otherwise dreary monsoon days. But I know I have one more guy watching out for me till we meet again."

This tribute was added by Joanne K. Smyth on 25th July 2014

"Happy Birthday, Baby! Friends have called and family has written and all remember and miss you... Today the garden is bursting with blooms in your memory."

This tribute was added by Gautam Banerji on 25th July 2014

"With fond remembrance of our days together in Delhi. You left too early
Looking forward to catch up with you when we meet again."

This tribute was added by Amit Shah on 18th May 2014

"From Georgetown University's Convocation speech, 2014. At the 45-minute mark:"

This tribute was added by Caspar Murphy on 7th April 2014

"Adhip was a wonderful kind and amusing lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna over many years. His excelled at teaching international economics, was fiercely competitive at table tennis and maintained a general bonhomie.

I am very sorry to hear of Adhip's passing so young and offer his family my deepest condolences.

Adhip, we loved your dry ironic humour. It makes me smile to this day."

This tribute was added by arjun das on 3rd February 2014

"For us he was Gautam. I first met him in 1966 when I had to join Calcutta Boys School and  finish before I went on to the NDA. All that I had heard about Gautam was that he was brilliant and so I kinda looked up at him. He taught me the big names in music and that's when I first heard about the Rolling Stones and Mick Jagger. My world of music got decided by him and I am grateful for that. Whenever I hear music which is very often; I remember his comments and this is the way I want to remember him."

This tribute was added by renee Jhala on 3rd February 2014

"Miss you Adhip"

This tribute was added by partho sengupta on 3rd February 2014

"We came from Calcutta to St. Stephen's in different trains in June 1966.

We grew up in College together. He kept focus on studies; I did a little more freaking than him. We were both "turned on" with the melancholy of India in those days....he learnt in one way; I learnt from quite another angle ...the processes of self-discovery were quite different.

He went on to US of A, got married to his Univ sweetheart with who, and 14 others, we had all traveled overland to the U.K in 20 British University AC coaches just before our final term in under-graduate days. Oh- what fun and frolic it all was!

We kept in touch. He grew in academics; I grew in Corporate. And thus he was less into the "quest with futility" than I was in Corporate. Our paths converged when I gave it all up and joined academics and human capital development in early years of this 21st century. He was 'at it" from there; I am still "at it' from here where I try and stimulate application management into the very 'academic' academicians in India!!! ...And sing the Beatles songs, listen to hard Led Zeppelin, cool Fat Mattress and softly tune into the soft parades for sustenance. Believe you me!

And so we developed our philosophies of life from different angles that converged quite often as we always realized when we met or spoke over telephone/mails. He gave me two books I still have- 'One Hundred Years of Solitude", which he brought over moons ago and "Wired to Connect" by Dev Patnaik, which I demanded of him to read before he gave me. Yes, I gave him two books to read I now recall- one mine own and the other Dev Dutt Pattnaik's "Jaya-an illustrated retelling of the Mahabharata" And we are both grateful that we did so too.

He should be flying up there somewhere...will catch up man and fly higher than you or may be together like Jonathan Livingstone Seagull!!!
ciao 4 the now

Pedos (Partho Sengupta- Bhubaneswar) 3rd February 2014"

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