Home pages of various departments:
Here's a directory of IITK'96 folks being maintained by Anurag Chhabra and Sumesh Jaiswal.
Yes, folks, this is The Page of The Class. The people you'll reach from this
page all happened to come together in July 1992, at IIT Kanpur. And four
years later, parted ways to take the places where you'll find them. All of
us share more than an alma mater, more than just those alleys and aisles of
LHC, more than the pillars and shelves of the lib, more than the array of
vt220s and the four elemnts of firmament, more than the spirals of the FacB
and more than just the graffiti in the corridors of the halls. The lectures, the tutorials,
the wooden seats, the fountains, the books, the system crashes, the mess,
yes, were all there. So were those nightly gaali sessions, the night-outs
in the CC, the sessions in the canteen..... everything formed a
memorable part of the four years we spent together.
To borrow from Sheshadri's alt.boring.article,"When I look back now,
I realize how depressed I was with all the talk about 'ikkas' and 'bikkas'
(now we talk of the 'fukkas' and 'dikkas'), the dingy bogs, the canteen
exhaust, then the noisy stinking mess, the queuing up for egg curry with
the cream rolls on gloomy Sunday evenings with dishwater (hot please) for
tea. That I have survived this ordeal is in itself worthy of some award in
endurance. The long corridors lit at places, the million of insects, the
cycles parked at random, the hall office withthe undelivered mail, the
sweepers in their obscene shorts, the soggy quad, the endless bulla
sessions in the room are all the memories I have now...."
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Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 03:56:24 -0400 From: Sandeep Rajput
Subject: Shyam Sunder Singh and Leukemia ====================================================================== Shyam died on May 26th, 2002, of acute mylogenous leukemia. He was admitted on Memorial day 2001 near Atlanta, GA. After showing strong signs of recovery in November 2001, and strength of will and defiance all through the excrutiating experience of pain and despair that leukemia is, he died one day before the 2002 Memorial Day. His leukemia was very acute. For comparison, the 'average' 5-year survival rate for leukemia in general is 47% (for americans, with treatment). We became aware of the dearth of South Asians registered for donating marrow. Marrow from South Asians is 100 times more likely to save (say) an Indian's life through Bone Marrow Transplant than is the typical 'white/caucausian' marrow. To register, marrow is not drawn. One only has to donate 3-5 ml blood. The support received from IITians in general and from the '96 batch in particular was very heartening. Manish Khatri (MSc '97) and Sanjay mostly managed the funds for Shyam's recovery. Thanks to everyone. And also, redundantly, life is short, very short. A regular Comprehensive Blood Test (CBT) costs less than $30, and is recommended every other year. For your information, Shyam didn't drink, smoke or do drugs. He didn't drink tea or coffee, and was a vegetarian. And for those of you who knEw him, no postscript is necessary. Leukemia spares no one. Sandeep Rajput (BT ChE 1996) PS: I have Shyam's musings during his leukemic period. I hope to streamline them and post them on my website sometime soon. Once again, thank your for the solidarity and sense of belonging shown by IIT-ians. Shyam and were roommates during the '92-'93 academic year, and friends afterwards. ======================================================================== Sandeep Rajput, Ph.D. Student and GRA, Chemical Engineering, UT Knoxville (O) 865 974 3309 (R) 865 946 5453 http://web.utk.edu/~srajput3/
An earlier appeal for funding of Shyam's treatment:
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 17:55:35 -0400
From: "Khatri, Manish K (FUSA)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "'Rupali'" <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: Help needed...saving a IIT-K alumni from blood cancer
As many of you may already know, one of our friends, Shyam (IIT-K M.Sc Chem;
'92-'97) is fighting blood cancer for past 10 months. He was being treated
in US (Atlanta) but moved to CMC, Chennai last week due to lack of funds.
The doctors have given him a life-expectancy of 4-5 weeks and his treatment
needs to go real fast.
To enable that we are running short of funds. The total amount needed is
$30,000 and we have gathered $15,000 till now.
The last bucket of funds is our IIT-K crowd - basically you guys and the
guys whom you would forward this email to.
We really look forward to your contributions.
Please mail your contributions to any of the below two address in the name
of Rupali Shanker (my sister) or myself.
Once we have all the money we would try and channel it through some
non-profit org. so we could get some tax rebate (30%) and add that rebate to
the total amount from our side - basically 10 would become 13.
You could visit www.shyamsundersingh.com to
know better about who he is.
Any other help - in terms of some infrastructure support in Chennai will be
Please call me for queries.
PLEASE SEND YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS AND FORWARD IT TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU
If you could let me know in advance (via email) about your contributions we
will be able to manage our funds better.
Manish Kr. Khatri
550 S Dupont Pkwy
Apt. 10K, New Castle,
8763 Navidad Court
Irving , TX - 75063
(302) 322 5252 (res.)
(302) 540 7581 (cell)
(302) 282 7448 (off.)
Shyam' whereabouts in Chennai:
Phone number 011 91 416222102/416223603 extn. 2072
Shyam's own account in Atlanta
Bank Route : 061191848; Account number: 009060433132