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Met Papiya in 1972 in Patna and last we met in her fateful house at 168 Patliputra Colony, Patna on 13.11.2006. We pray for the peace and tranquility of her soul.

Parimal Ghosh & Trisha Ghosh,
D-2/2430, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070.

Indrani and I always cherish memories of someone who has been so tragically torn from us and the world.

Sumit Guha,
21, Coan Pl. Motuchen, NJ 08840, U.S.A.

Dr. Papiya spent her life for the cause of the intellectual development of all her students. She was a courageous woman who showed other women how to be independent and liberated.

Sister Tirumala,
Notre Dame Academy, PP Colony, Patna.

I have lost a friend and a member of my family. But you will always remain in my heart and mind.

Pakhi Bhatia,
A-37 Gulmohar Park, New Delhi-49.

We met in the Department on Friday and I will keep on meeting you in my thoughts.

There is nothing in the world that can take away your shine and your brightness. You will always be there with us, the students, and in the world of academics.

May your soul rest in peace.

Maya Shankar,
Dept. of History, Patna University.

Such a bright presence. Her work will live on, and equally the happiness she brought to everyone.

Razia Ismail Abbasi,
A64 Gulmohar Park, New Delhi-110049.

Our parents were friends/colleagues in Patna. The Ghosh’s (their 4 daughters) were a part of our lives and growing years. When I was myself a young girl, I knew Papiya as a baby and was so happy when she grew up to be a brilliant scholar and a, wonderful human being. It is difficult to accept what happened – may her soul rest in peace. She will never be forgotten!

Vineeta Rai
4B Ashok Road, New Delhi.

What happened to Papiya – a courageous, dignified woman – leading an outstanding life, must never be allowed to happen. It affects women everywhere. Therefore, we need to write & fight for the facts to come out. Can this be a mere burglary? There is a collapse of systems here and Papiya is a victim of that more then any thing else.

Rohni & Viren Chhabra
“Aatma” B4/19, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi-29.

Papiya was more than a friend, she was in fact a dear sister and a close friend. Many of us are yet to reconcile ourselves to this loss and may never do so. May the Almighty give her in heaven what he deprived on her on earth.

Jawhar Sircar,
C II/50 Satya Marg,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-21.

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I remember so very fondly and with admiration her graciousness & her sense of truth.

Suresh Sharma,
G 423 Greater Kailash II,
New Delhi-110048.

May God rest her soul. She was in every way a true “rasika” of life.

Partha Chatterjee,
264, Sidhartha Enclave, New Delhi-110014.

She touched us in ways that will stay in our memories forever. Words cannot describe how much we will miss her.

Pramath (Samir) & Gauri Sinha,
N-107, Panchisila Park, New Delhi-110017

There are very few words to express what I feel. I won’t try.

Urvashi Butalia,
B-26, Gulmohar Park, New Delhi-110049.

Papiya-you were the first to send us e-mail message wishing us for the New Year in 2006. If there is an afterworld, we are sure you are entertaining its inmates. Let us try and follow your example in making this world a better place.

Ishita Banerjee & Savrabh Dube,
D-504, Purvasha, Mayur Vihar-I, Delhi-110019

Papiya, after all our meditative musings I feel convinced you came with the ‘karma’ of a Saint-to suffer as you did and deliver this gem of a research as we saw today-(1.1.07). You are set free at last-to eternal peace

Byzies & hugs.
Reba Som,
432, Sector 15 A, Noida -201301.

Our society has really lost a treasure. We should be careful, for future.

Anita Bembey,
UB-62, Antriksh Bhavan,
22, K.G. Marg, New Delhi-110001.

Papiya lives on!

Meena & V. Subramanian, Delhi.

Papiya and I share days in Hindu College. Wonderful memories of a wonderful person. Today, I feel that justice must be done.

Suroopa Mukherjee,
P/62, Sector XI, Noida-201301.

Remembering the Teen Murti Days. I can still remember that farewell. Who could imagine this farewell?

Uma Chakrawarti, Delhi.

I wish to express my deepest condolence on behalf of my whole Family for Papiya’s family-my mother, my sisters, Reshma & Mini & my brother Samir. We were together at Patna and will always remain with the Family. I express my deep sense of sadness on the occasion.

Manjari Jaruhar,
B-9, 6457, Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi-110070.

Thank You Ma’am for having taught us. We hope we are able to live up to your expectations from us. You will always be there with us!

Mrs. Anita Sinha, Mrs. Radhika Rikhi & Ms. Tanuja Srivastava, Delhi.

Papiya be happy wherever you are. May God bless you!

Kamala Sinha, Rita Sinha & Oscar D’Mello,
X172 Regency Park-II,
DLF Sector-IV, Gurgoan.

I will remember Papiya as a senior when I was in college and as a great debater from whom I learnt so much in Debating and in General Knowledge and History.

Dilip Sinha, Joint Secretary,
Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, Delhi.

Will always remember and salute your spirit, Papiya!

Chandra Shekhar,
490, Asiad Village, New Delhi-49.

Dear Polly

All love possible, wherever you are. You taught me to love, to hug, to live life!

Sucheta Mahajan of Summer Hill, Shimla, Delhi.

It’s a while, Papiya, since we met-but I shall always remember all our meetings-laced with laughter, full of jokes, and your constant zest for life!

G. Arunima,
E-4, Press Enclave, Saket, New Delhi.

Papiya, you’ll remain in our hearts forever. We love you!

Deepa Sharma, Delhi.

Wherever you are, be at peace. Remembering you will always to a happy thing. Your sparkling laughter and sense of humour will stay with me deep inside-for long!

Atanu Roy, Delhi.

Papiya was a year senior to me in the Patna University. A fine person, intellectual scholar in the finest tradition. She was not meant to go like this. An “Ajatshatru”. My deep condolences.

Ravi Shankar Prasad, M.P,
Former Union Minister, Govt. of India, Delhi.

Gruesome murder of Dr. Ghosh and her housemate by some miscreants again reflects a black chapter in the history of Bihar.

I pray to the God for peace to their souls.

Bihar Government should catch those who have done this heinous act as soon as possible and give proper punishment.

Bibhuti Bikramaditya, Daejeon,
South Korea – Dec. 4, 2006

Papiya was a warm, considerate and dear friend. She had an infectious humour and a never say die spirit. She refused to be cowed down by adversity in life. Her cruel death has left a void in my life, which will never get filled.

Jayant Dasgupta, Delhi.

Long live Prof. Papiya Ghosh.

S. Prassanna Kumar,
B-44, Pandara Road, New Delhi-110003