Obituary – Atul Chitnis

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 foss.in with passion. Beyond foss.in, 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.

By Raju Alluri

Blogging on my personal site since 2006, I try to cover both personal and work related events and thoughts in this blog. You can reach me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

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