Anadi Sankar Gupta

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A. S. Gupta
Born (1932-11-01)1 November 1932
Barisal, British India
Died 14 June 2012(2012-06-14) (aged 79)
Kolkata, India
Nationality India
Fields Mathematician
Institutions IIT Kharagpur
Alma mater Presidency College, Kolkata
University of Calcutta
IIT Kharagpur
Doctoral advisor G Bandyopadhyay
Notable awards S. S. Bhatnagar Prize (1972)

Anadi Sankar Gupta (1 November 1932, Barisal – 14 June 2012, Kolkata) was an Indian mathematician.[1] Till his death, he was an INSA Senior Scientist and emeritus faculty with the Department of Mathematics, IIT Kharagpur.[2]

He was awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for mathematical sciences in 1972 by the Government of India for his "significant contributions in the field of fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics, notably on heat transfer in free convection flow in the presence of magnetic field," amongst other things.[3]


Anadi Sankar Gupta was born to Pramode Chandra and Usharani Gupta in Goila of Barisal district in the then British India (present Bangladesh). He had his initial schooling at Domohani Kelejora High School in Asansol, West Bengal. Gupta completed his bachelors from Presidency College, Calcutta in 1952 and followed it up with a masters in applied mathematics from the University of Calcutta in 1954.[4]

Prof. Gupta died in Kolkata on 14 June 2012 after suddenly taking ill.[1]

Academic career[edit]

Gupta's doctoral thesis was done under the supervision of G. Bandyopadhyay at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 1958. He further acquired a D. Sc. from the same institute in 1966.

He joined the faculty of IIT Kharagpur in 1957 as an associate lecturer and rose through the ranks to become a professor and subsequently, an emeritus. He was President of the annual Congress of the Indian Mathematical Society in 1999.[1] He also served on the editorial boards of various scientific journals.[4] He retired in 1993, but continued to be active in research.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Prof Anadi Shankar Gupta passes away". The Statesman. Kolkata. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "List of Faculty and Staff". Dept. of Mathematics, IIT Kharagpur. 2004. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards – Mathematical Sciences (1958–1998)". (Citation). CSIR. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Bhatnagar Laureates (1958–91). New Delhi: CSIR. 1992. pp. 138–139. 
  5. ^ "Fellows – The National Academy of Sciences, India". NASI. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Life Fellow of IIT Kharagpur: Professor Anadi Sankar Gupta". Alumnet IIT Kharagpur. Retrieved 21 March 2012.