Obituary – Atul Chitnis

03 Jun

Atul Chitnis is no more.

That comes as a sad news for not only me, but also for the entire open source community in India and worldwide. Atul founded and ran with passion. Beyond, he is the go to guy for many hacks to make opensource software work. During the initial days of my return to India, I used to take good amount of hints from his posts on how to hack the unix/linux based systems to work with several internet service providers in India. I know several students who are heavily influenced by Atul during their college days and chose opensource as the foundation of their careers. More about Atul on Wikipedia.

Quoting from one of his blog posts earlier this year:

Dilon mein tum apni
Betaabiyan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum

Nazar mein khwabon ki
Bijliyaan leke chal rahe ho
Toh zinda ho tum

He remains alive in our hearts. May his soul rest in peace.

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