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Professor Dayal Saran

(6.9.1934 - 8.1.2014)

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur


Prof. Dayal Saran passed away in the morning of 8 January 2014 at the Kanpur Hallet Hospital where he had been admitted from 27 December 2013.

Prof. Dayal Saran joined the Department of Physics at IIT Kanpur on 1 August 1960. He gave the very first Introductory Physics Lecture in the Institute to first year students, and also shouldered the responsibility of planning for courses of studies and teaching labs with the Director, Dr. Kelkar.

At the time of retirement from service (30 September 1994), he was engaged in research in Phase Transition Studies in Liquid Crystals. Prof. Saran actively participated in setting up of the Crystal Physics Research Laboratory wherein most of the equipments such as furnaces, vacuum systems, crystal growing apparatus etc. were made indigenously. He was also involved in upgradation of X-ray lab, UG labs, re-writing of lab manuals, and had a book (Problems in Physics) published by Wheelers.

Post retirement, he served as Director of the Institute of Engineering and Technology under CSJM University (later renamed University Institute of Engineering and Technology) for about 13 years.

Prof. Dayal Saran was an extremely warm person and a gentleman, much loved by students, faculty, and the Institute community. The Institute deeply mourns his sad demise. He is survived by his wife Pushpaji and family.

  • Siddhartha Roy wrote on 13th January 2014
    I was taught by Dr. Dayal Saran.I remember his ever smiling countenance.I pray that peace be bestowed on the departed soul and strength for his near and dear ones.

  • Anil Yadav wrote on 13th January 2014
    Oh no!. Its a big loss to the teaching fraternity. I came to know about him as Director, when I join uiet in 2005. He was always helping to the needy. I have never seen such a wonderful man. GOD may bless him. Our sincere condolences to all his family member. Anil Yadav from C.S.J.M University, Kanpur

  • Raghvendra Chaudhary wrote on 13th January 2014
    This is a socking sad news. I pray to god to give strength to his family members. He was the director when I joined IET Kanpur as a B.Tech Student. He was very nice person. -- Raghvendra Chaudhary Assistant Professor Dept. of Electronics Engineering ISM Dhanbad

  • ashutosh kumar singh wrote on 14th January 2014
    First time ,I met him when I join as a Lecturer at UIET,CSJM University Kanpur.Sir was very kind for the students and teachers.Now,he is no more.May his soul rest in peace and God give strength to his family to bear this loss. Ashutosh Kumar Singh,Asstt Professor,IIIT Allahabad

  • Krishna Kumar Tiwari wrote on 14th January 2014
    Very sad to hear this news.He was the director when I joined UIET Kanpur.He was a good professor and a great person. He shall always remain alive in our hearts.May his soul rest in peace. -- Krishna Kumar Tiwari ,B.Tech(CSE-2k8) ,UIET Kanpur.

  • Gurunath wrote on 14th January 2014
    I pray that the family and friends find comfort in this hour. My heartfelt condolences.

  • KNS Rao  wrote on 16th January 2014
    It is a sad news that (Prof) Dayal Saran has left us reaching his heavenly abode. He was my collegue for about 18 years not only in the physics dept., but also when I moved to Advanced Center for Materials Science/Materials Science Faculty. Our association was very special as we willingly lived a simple life of helping & encouraging student community & others professionally.Not too long ago, I have talked to him from Texas & California about the purpose of final stages of our lives.He was fond of singing Bolliwood music of late Mukesh.Although he is no longer with us, the eternal memories of his life will always be remembered. On behalf of all his friends in USA, I convey our heartfelt condolences to Pushpaji & other members of family

  • Nitesh kumar wrote on 16th January 2014
    peace to his soul....

  • kamran wrote on 16th January 2014
    Death is our final destination.

  • Sanjay Bhatnagar  wrote on 19th January 2014
    My family joins me in paying our tribute the great and dignified personality. We have many fond remembrance of staying with him as neighbours in IIT K campus during my stint their. He is a father figure par excellence who will strive to make your life better and guide you with his caring concerns while he will keep all his problems hidden underneath his smiling face. We pray for the peace of his soul and may god give courage to the bereaved family members to bear this loss... Sanjay Suman Parul Darshan - Bhatnagar

  • gulam sarwar wrote on 19th January 2014
    sir srdayal was a most educationlist and best charatris man .the give us knowlage hw to devoted ur goal

  • Manju Katyal  wrote on 19th January 2014
    Sad to hear about the demise of Prof. Dayal Saran.He was always smiling & very helpful.May God give courage to Mrs. Dayal Saran & his family members to bear the loss.

  • JAYA SUDHAN wrote on 21st January 2014

  • Prasanna Rao wrote on 23rd January 2014
    Very shocking to hear this news my father Dr.K.N.Swamy Rao were good friends & colleague too.Convey my heartfelt condolence to his family members. RIP. Prasanna Rao

  • RAJENDRA KUMARwrote on 23rd January 2014
    God let his soul rest in peace. H.C.T IISER Bhoapl

  • J P Gupta wrote on 26th January 2014
    DR Dayal Saran was my teacher in 1961 to 63 period and a guide like an elder brother when I returned to join as a faculty in 1973. He was a key player in setting up the physics lab and hostel facilties when IITK started. He would borrow equipment from friends at PPN college for conducting experiments at the IIT Phy lab then in HBTI bldg and return the item to PPN earlty next morning for their own use. Cycle rickshaw was the only transport available. Mrs Saran taught our children in school at the campus. Dr Saran was ever a gentleman and that was evident even during our last visit to their home about an year ago. We pray peace for the departd soul.

  • Amit Kumar Gupta wrote on 27th January 2014
    I know Prof. saran very well. I was student of IET, Kanpur in Chemical Engineering . Prof. Saran was my physics teacher. I am deeply sad to prof. Saran. Amit Kumar Gupta Asst. Professor Chemical Engg. Dept. BBDNITM, Lucknow

  • S,SHARADA wrote on 28th January 2014
    very sad. R.I.P.

  • SUBBA RAO A  wrote on 30th January 2014
    very sad to hear about the demise of Dr Dayal Saran. Though I did not have much interaction with him, our PhD guide was the same, viz., the tough man late Prof. A. S. Parasnis.

  • Vinay Kumar Sachan wrote on 4th February 2014
    Prof. Saran was Director at UIET CSJM University when I joined it in 2004. As an administrator, he used to tackle any problem in a cool and calm manner. He was very kind at heart and believed in forgiving rather than punishing his subordinates for mistakes. He was emotionally connected to the UIET staff and students. I visited him in his residence at Navsheel Dham quite a few times after his retirement and always found him with a desire for life. I wish I could obtain his blessings for some more times!

  • Shivam Kumar Singh wrote on 11th February 2014
    May, GOD help his family & give lots of guts after this grievance ...............

  • Deepak Chandelwrote on 27th March 2014
    It is a big loss for teaching community. I pray to god to give strength and consolidation to his family members to sustain in this sad demise of Prof. Dayal Saran.He shall always be remember in our heart. Deepak Chandel B.Tech (UIET CSJM KANPUR MME DEPTT.2K7 BATCH) M.Tech (Indian Institute Of Technology Kanpur MME deptt. 2012 batch)


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