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Dr. Arun Chandra Pandey was born in Faizabad, U.P.in September 1936. He went through his school education in U.P., and obtained his B.A. degree from Agra University in 1957, LL.B. from Lucknow University in 1959, and M.A. in Linguistics from Lucknow University in 1963.
Dr. Pandey joined as a faculty member in English in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in May 1964. In the late 1960s he spent some time in UCLA, USA on a KIAP (Kanpur Indo-American Program) fellowship, and returned in 1970 with a certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Thereafter, he pursued his Ph.D.in Linguistics under the supervision of Prof.P.P.Sah, and completed his doctoral work on some aspects of Hindi phonology in 1979.
Dr.Pandey passed away after a phase of ill health in Bhopal, in the morning of February 20, 2012. He is survived by his wife and a son.
A quiet, warm-hearted, and self-effacing person, Dr. Pandey will be respectfully remembered for his dedication and commitment to his teaching and other responsibilities. All of his colleagues and students have fond memories of Dr. Pandey as an excellent, conscientious teacher and a simple human being.