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Noted Polish Indologist passes away

Andzrej Lugowski who taught Sanskrit for 35 years passed away after prolonged illness.

india Updated: Feb 02, 2006 13:27 IST

Noted Polish Indologist Andzrej Lugowski who taught Sanskrit at Warsaw University, passed away following prolonged illness. He was 67.

Lugowski, who died last week, was a scholar in Sanskrit and was a student of the legendary Hiraman Ghoshal, who taught Sanskrit at the Oriental Institute of the Warsaw University for many years.

Lugowski followed Ghoshal's footsteps and became a dedicated teacher for 35 years and trained generations of students in Poland.

Indian ambassador to Poland Anil Wadhwa told INEP agency: "Poland has lost a great teacher and India has lost a dedicated friend. Both teachers and students will miss him as a guide."

During his memorial service attended by students and admirers, Arthur Kerp, a contemporary of Lugowski, mentioned the contributions of his friend-cum guide. Kerp described him as "a guiding star".

First Published: Feb 02, 2006 13:27 IST