Let the memory of Ishita be with us forever
  • 28 years old
  • Born on May 19, 1986 .
  • Passed away on April 26, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Ishita Maity, 28, born on May 19, 1986 and passed away on April 26, 2015. We will remember her forever.

We encourage you to post your tributes, stories, photos and videos here. 

After talking to Ishita's family, they decide to donate all the received money to charity and try to set up a scholarship. However, you can still make donations if you want. Cash or checks can be send to Ms. Arnell in the LSU Physics and Astronomy Department main office (202 Nicholson Hall).

Checks can be addressed to Dr. Michael L. Cherry, chair, Physics and Astronomy Department. You can also mail cash or check to the address below.

Louisiana State University
Department of Physics & Astronomy
202 Nicholson Hall, Tower Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4001

Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

 

Posted by Shantanu Shekhar on April 26, 2019
Ishita Di, Today I am as old as u could ever be, it feels such a mysterious anomaly in time. But in memory, I know you are beyond time now.
Posted by Shantanu Shekhar on April 26, 2018
Didi its now been 3 years..and almost 4 since we last spoke, you claimed then that you had forgotten your own birthday..little did i know that i would never get to wish you again. I remember still the sound of ur throaty giggle .. ur pain evaporating smile and ur sense of wonder at the smallest of things. The wide grin you had in front of a stumptuous meal. Rajaram sir introduced us over email when i had just joined FC and that day for an unknown person you braved the rains in order to give me your copy of spacetime physics with your signature on it. Its still my most prized possesion and i still go through it and wonder just where in this spacetime i lost you. I am sure where you are you would be clucking at my english ..i just wanted you to have something to read this year as well. Sorry it took me 3 years to write to you. I guess i am finally able to do so now. -shanu (kiddo)
Posted by Jennifer Martin on April 26, 2017
I think of you often, and I'm missing you especially today. So much has changed these past 2 years, and I wish you were here to share it all with. I miss chatting with you and confiding in you. I will never forget what a kind friend you were.
Posted by Ruzhou Yang on May 20, 2016
Hi Maity, it's been a year. Hope you are happy there. I miss you.
Posted by Ruzhou Yang on May 20, 2016
Hi Maity, it's been a year. Hope you are happy there. I miss you.
Posted by Bibekananda Dasmahapatra on May 19, 2016
More than a year passed....since you left us physically.......your memories will remain alive and shining in the minds of hundreds who came to your contact.
Posted by Frank Adair on April 26, 2016
Remembrance of a kind soul.
Posted by Weiying Tang on July 5, 2015
Hi Ishita, I know you didn't know who I am. But I have the honor to hear about how an amazing person you were. I am about to go to play for a church service right now and think of you. Hope you are smiling like an angel in heaven.
Posted by Bibekananda Dasmahapatra on June 7, 2015
I can't see you with my eyes open, but with my eyes closed I feel your presence ......standing in front of me with your unique smile. You will remain alive in my memory forever.
Posted by Juhan Frank on May 19, 2015
Remembering you on this day, your 29th birthday. A young and promising life accidentally truncated. Peace be with you.
Posted by Arijit Saha on May 8, 2015
I will miss you a lot Didi. I still remember when we were small and you helped us with the physics assignments. Our classes with Pradip sir...Shatadru and us, we used to have so much fun with you. Can't still believe you are not amongst us anymore...can't get to see your ever-smiling face again. Mom still sets you as an example in front of me when I think of giving up. The way you made my eyes open up to a whole new world, so many things you made me interested in, answering my never-ending questions. Thank you for shaping my life, the way it is today. If you are up there now, be a guiding star to Shatadru, he needs you most. Love you
Posted by Pavan Sunkireddy on May 1, 2015
i dint expect that one day i will up in morning to hear the news of your death... u made a special place in my life in the short time v were together.. n now u have gone leaving memories of our rubber bands.. well... rest in peace my doll.. i will remember u in my prayers always..
Posted by Ravi Rau on May 1, 2015
This is a very sad loss of a promising young woman. My deep condolences to the family and friends of Ishita, Ravi Rau
Posted by Steven Dorsher on April 30, 2015
Ishita, you were funny, direct, and open with your feelings and beliefs. I admired this about you. I'm glad I got to know you, especially joking around in astronomy lab last semester. I will miss you.
Posted by Bhupendra Mishra on April 29, 2015
It is so sad to come to office in the morning and you know that one of your best friend passed. A very humble, friendly and cheerful lady. I met her first time in Warsaw Poland when she join a project in my institute and we became very good friends. We enjoyed so much in Warsaw but all now will have her sweet memories. Rest in peace Ishita. We shall always miss you very much.
Posted by Anindita Pan on April 29, 2015
May your soul rest in peace. May God give your family the strength and courage to face this grave loss.
Posted by Tess Leonard on April 28, 2015
Praying for Ishita's family, May they feel God carrying them through this tough time.
Posted by Jonny Olson on April 28, 2015
The last time I saw Ishita, she was at the store trying to get a shopping cart. I'd been there just a minute before, and I knew they were all stuck as tight as they possibly could be. I passed her as she went to go get one, but I didn't say anything. I watched for at least a minute as she tried just about every possibly maneuver in existence to get the cart free, to no avail. I had a huge smile on my face and she just looked at me and gave me the most helpless look I've ever seen. Ishita, you have the best sense of humor. Your joy lives on in us. Thank you for being the beautiful person you were. .
Posted by Frank Adair on April 28, 2015
It was an honor to have known Ishita. What a wonderful, humble, kind, and brilliant lady. Rest in peace.
Posted by Shrreya Iyer on April 28, 2015
Ishita , with her big smile and ability to laugh even when things weren't the brightest . The senior who was an inspiration to keep going no matter how tough life was going. chota packet , bada dhamaka ...miss you. Rest In Peace .
Posted by Meenu Mumtaz on April 28, 2015
There are absolutely no words for this huge loss. I am a family friend of Ishita. Her family is in a huge shock. May God give strength to her parents. Ishita you will always be there with us. Smile always Ishita!!!
Posted by Amitava Praharaj on April 28, 2015
I am her elder brother staying in the same city of Ishita's family. Knowing her since her birth (literally), it is insanely painful that I am writing in her "memory" today. I still remember in her childhood what a cute little cuddly kid she was when aunt (her mom) used to visit our place and i used to play with her. I am absolutely speechless with this sudden loss of my dearest sister and i wish wherever she is now, let her smile stays with her forever. Miss you dear "buri".
Posted by Pavan Iyengar on April 28, 2015
It Pains to be writing this .... Wanting to catch up with her since long . When she was in Pune we used to have long conversations about Physics and stuff to do in Pune ... We used to discuss on the problems together in IUCAA LIbrary . Expressing condolence to her Family and other friends who were closer to her . A great loss for Human Spirit . IN Pune Even inspite of health problems she was so cheerfull and thats a life lesson all of us should learn. We both had gone through an interesting phase in our careers together and it feels having lost .
Posted by Brad Schaefer on April 28, 2015
I am saddened, and tears come, and we have all lost. May you rest in peace.
Posted by Yesha Upadhyay on April 28, 2015
Her family is in biggest shock ever!! Everybody is sad, and i have no words to describe all that. But i all i know is that she was the kindest girl and also very brilliant and beautiful. Cannot believe that something like this has happened, we will all miss u for sure. No words are coming to write. Rest in peace. Love u.
Posted by Utsav Agarwal on April 27, 2015
Ur face always bore a smile... U used to guide ur friends by sweet voice and encouraging words.... U shall be missed... Rest in peace....
Posted by Arnell Nelson on April 27, 2015
Your smile will always be remembered and I always thought of you as a little "peach"! For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; Eccles 3:1-14 RIP
Posted by Sulaiman Al Rawahi on April 27, 2015
Always a hard working and a happy person...althought our conversations were short but you felt like and older sister to me Forever missed ishita
Posted by Hari Krishnan on April 27, 2015
One small evening was enough to know how nice and good person you are ishita ji. I admired you and still do. You will be missed. Prayers for you.
Posted by Tanmay Chouhan on April 27, 2015
Even though I never knew her personally I have heard things about her. About how simple and descent life she lead. It really hurts to know that this world would have one less beautiful person.
Posted by Aheli Mukerji on April 27, 2015
Ishitadi, I remember the first time we met at Diwali, and we talked for such a long time about such a wide variety of things. I had never clicked with someone so easily upon first meeting them. You have an aura about you that makes anyone feels comfortable and at ease with you. The world has lost an amazing, wonderful, brilliant girl. This place will never be the same. Rest in peace.
Posted by Juhan Frank on April 27, 2015
Ishita was my doctoral student and she was enrolled in the graduate course I am currently teaching. We worked together last summer and we were looking for a suitable problem for her dissertation. She was eager to learn and asked challenging questions in class, always in a sweet and musical voice and with a respectful disposition, but she was not easily placated until she was satisfied with my answers. I am deeply saddened by this loss. We gathered today in the usual class time to talk about her and to remember her. Her classmates and I will miss her. Dear Ishita, may you rest in peace.
Posted by Umesh Chandra on April 27, 2015
May her soul RIP.
Posted by Subhodip Maulik on April 27, 2015
Om asato ma sadgamaya, tamaso ma jyotirgamaya, mrityorma amritamgamaya Om shantih shantih shantih
Posted by Jenny Adair on April 27, 2015
Ishita, you were always such a great roommate and friend to me and Taspia. You were like an older sister to us. I'm going to miss coming home and smelling the food you were cooking and hearing your laugh, our trips to Winn Dixie together, and dealing with our little furry friends who lived in the cupboard (who, thanks to your persistence, have finally evacuated, I believe). You were so easy to talk to and always willing to give advice. Nothing ever flustered you, and you approached everything with an open mind and a strong sense of fairness. I will always admire you. As one of the most patient people I have ever met, you have set the bar very high for future roommates. You will never be forgotten. We miss you so much, Ishita. Rest in peace.
Posted by Arpita Saxena on April 27, 2015
The first time we met, you opened the door and made me enter your life. We shared the room and slowly started sharing our lives. Your sweet smile, your notorious comments, our bengali conversations, and even after moving abroad, our hours long skype talks. I had never imagined the morning to wake up with this news, that you are not going to irritate me anymore, you are not going to tease me anymore. It is and will always be hard to believe that you are not in this world. As you always said, "baby main jahan bhi rahu, tere dil me milungi." Now I understand the meaning of it. I will miss you all my life "amar nautanki".
Posted by Swagnik Guhathakurta on April 27, 2015
I remember Ishita di like an elder sister. She was a senior in FC. During third year B.Sc. she helped me prepare the introductory speech for one of the speakers in Frontiers in Physics, 2008. She was such a sweet person. I met her once later in SNBNCBS when I was doing a summer project there. This is so depressing. I still can't believe she has passed away. It will take quite sometime for it to sink in. RIP Ishita di...
Posted by Neo Zhao on April 27, 2015
Although I don't really know you, sometimes when I left the lab, I could see you wait outside, and you always have a big smile on your face. May you rest in peace and find more laughter in heaven.
Posted by Pawan Sharma on April 27, 2015
RIP Ishita. May god give strength to your family and friends.
Posted by Jonathan Dowling on April 27, 2015
Ishita was a student in my class two years ago and this semester she was helping me proctor exams. I just spoke to her last week. In my family when someone dies we light a candle. I lit two last night for her and Anton. From star stuff we all came, and unto star stuff we shall return. God speed, Ishita, God speed.
Posted by Ruzhou Yang on April 27, 2015
I still remember that we said "Hi" before we got on the Tiger Bus this Friday morning, and I'm still astonished about this is how the story ends. I didn't talk much to you before, but I used to sit at your desk in your office when meeting with Zhichao. Your smile is forever in my mind, and I sincerely wish you rest in peace. Goodbye, my dear friend.
Posted by Zhichao Xue on April 26, 2015
I don't know how I will handle this, thinking that I will be seeing your desk all the time in our office and all you left is the memory of your smile, your voice and the trace of you ever used that desk. I still can't believe it really happened. This is certainly not the way we want you to leave us. Rest in peace, my dear friend. You will be missed forever.

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