Death of P. C. Vaidya

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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 09:57:16 +0530
From: aragam prasanna <…>
To: hyperspace[AT]
Subject: PC Vaidya

Dear Malcolm,

I am deeply sad to inform you and the international General Relativity Community of the passing away of Professor P C Vaidya, this morning. He was ailing for sometime in the last year and it finally ended with the cardiac arrest. Kindly put this information in a special bulletin if possible to the GR community.

Yours sincerely


From: Indian Association for General Relativity and Gravitation
Date: Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 2:39 PM
To: iagrg[AT]
Subject: PC Vaidya (March 23, 1918 – March 12, 2010)

Dear IAGRG Member,

It saddens me to convey the news that Professor Prahalad Chunnilal Vaidya passed away on March 12, 2010 in the early hours. He was 92.

Prof Vaidya holds a very special place for the IAGRG community. It was his proposal that lead to the founding of the IAGRG in 1969. He was instrumental in nurturing the IAGRG.

An obituary will be displayed on the IAGRG site:

Ghanashyam Date,
Secretary, IAGRG

Link to the news item:

Veteran Gandhian Mathematician P.C.Vaidya passes away