Vidya pays tributes to late Prof K S S Nambooripad, a little known mathematical genius from Kerala

The organisers of the ongoing AICTE Sponsored Two-week FDP on CAS in the MCA Dept of VIdya, organised a brief ceremony on 6 January 2020 in the MCA Dept to pay tributes to Prof K S S Nambooripad who passed away on 4 January 2020.

K S S Nambooripad (6 April 1935 – 4 January 2020) was an Indian mathematician who made fundamental contributions to the structure theory of regular semigroups. Nambooripad was also instrumental in popularising the TeX/LaTeX software in India and also in introducing and championing the cause of the free software movement in India. Nambooripad was the prime catalyst for the formation of Indian TeX Users Group in 1998. He was the inaugural Chairman of the Group.

He was with the Department of Mathematics, University of Kerala, since 1976. He served the Department as its Head from 1983 until his retirement from University service in 1995. After retirement, he was associating with the academic and research activities of the Center for Mathematical Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram in various capacities.

On the occasion, Dr V N Krishnachandran (Prof and Head, MCA Dept) spoke about the mathematics of  K S S Nambooripad and also about his efforts to popularise the TeX/LaTeX software in India. Dr Satheesh S (Prof, AS Dept) reminisced about his  pleasant memories of several interactions with Nambooripad.

All present payed tributes by observing a minute’s silence.

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