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Memorable Manitobans: Narain Gupta (1936-2008)

University professor.

Born in Jammu, India, he earned a Bachelor’s degree from his home-town then joined Aligarh University where he completed simultaneous degrees in Mathematics and Law. While studying Mathematics on a CISR fellowship in Aligarh, he accepted a scholarship to the Australian National University where he obtained his PhD. After teaching briefly there, he joined the University of Manitoba in July 1967. He became a Full Professor in 1973, a Distinguished Professor in 2000, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus in 2005. He authored or co-authored more than one hundred papers and articles in mathematical journals. His distinctions included a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada, a Killam Fellowship, and Senior NATO Scientist Award. He died on 11 April 2008.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 April 2008.

“Manitobans’ Legacy a Better Province,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 2009, page B2.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 March 2016

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