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Amar Bose: life and career

world Updated: Jul 13, 2013 12:47 IST
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Amar Bose, who changed the experience of listening to music bringing concert hall-like audio into the living room, died on Friday at home in Massachusetts. He was 83. Here's a timeline of his life and his career:

November 2, 1929:
Born in Philadelphia

World War II:
Repaired radios to help family whose import business had been hit

1947: Gets accepted into MIT

1951: graduated with an electrical engineering degree from MIT

1956: Finished a doctorate in electrical engineering from MIT and formed a research program in physical acoustics and psychoacoustics at the institution

1964: Founded Bose Corp., a maker of high-end consumer electronics, based on research at MIT

1968: Introduced the Bose 901 Direct/Reflecting speaker system, which became a best seller.

1982: World’s top automakers, including Mercedes and Porsche, began to install Bose audio systems in their cars

1989: Bose corp makes it first Acoustic Noise Cancelling™ headset.

1993: The company opens its first retail store in Kittery, Maine.

2001: Retires from his faculty position at MIT

2004: His company makes the SoundDock, a standard setter for iPod speaker systems.

2008: Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio.

2011: Donates most of his shares to MIT

2013: Amar Bose dies at home in Massachusetts at the age of 83