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