Abhay Bhushan

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Abhay Bhushan (Hindi: अभय भूषण) (born 23 November 1944, Allahabad, India)[1] has been a major contributor to the development of the Internet TCP/IP architecture, and is the author of the File Transfer Protocol (which he started working on while he was a student at IIT-Kanpur) and the early versions of email protocols. He is currently chairman of Asquare Inc. and President of the IIT-Kanpur Foundation.[2][3]


Bhushan is a graduate of the first batch (1960–65) from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,[4] receiving a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering. Subsequently he studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received a Masters in Electrical Engineering together with a degree in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. At MIT, he drafted the now famous RFC 114 and worked on developing FTP and E-mail protocols for the ARPANet and subsequent Internet.