Dr. Prasanta K. Misra

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  1. Sandeep Misra

    The Misra Family Welcomes you and your family to leave your messages for our father Dr. Prasanta Misra. We send all the love and gratitude you have shown us and we thank you for your kindness.

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  2. Nityananda Misra

    Our heartfelt condolences to Prasanta Babu’s family. As he had desired, may his soul rest in eternity.

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    • Mrutyunjaya and Janaki(Bulu) Pani

      Our condolences to the departed soul and we pray for strength to the family. May he Rest In Peace at last.

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  3. Falguni Kanthan

    My most memorable memories of you was when we visited Texas and would get to enjoy your company during meal times. We will miss you dearly. Thank you for allowing us to be in your life. Rest in peace Uncle!

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  4. Vani & Pad Padmanabha

    We are so sorry for your loss.Our sincere condolences to your family.
    Your dad’s legacy will live through his children and grandchildren

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  5. Sangeeta (Piku)

    Yes , Dadei, I could see the halo ? around you as you were the Badapanda of Gailo .thats how you used to joke with me. But I will never see it again now.
    I will always treasure the time I have spent with you in Houston. I cannot forget the last glimpse of you , standing at the doorway waving me bye , as I was leaving for the airport and me turning around to look at you , till you were out of sight.
    Now, even though my eyes keep looking for you , I cannot see you anymore.
    You must be happy reuniting with nana but we all miss you here . Till we meet again, adieu.
    Regards
    Piku

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  6. Upendra Katragadda

    We are extremely sorry for your loss. We share your grief and may his soul Rest In Peace.
    Pinni and babai

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  7. Aditya Samal

    He was a great guy. Brought up a very good family. We missed him.
    May God Bless his soul live in peace..

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  8. Sonal & Robin Subramaniam

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our heartfelt condolences to you in this time of sorrow. Sending our healing prayers and comforting hugs to the Misra family.

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  9. Purusottam Jena

    Dear Sandeep and Swayamprabha,
    It is with great sadness that I learnt of Prasanta Sir’s passing. I knew him since I was in Ravenshaw college in 1960’s and have many beautiful memories of the times we spent not only in Odisha but also in the USA. Being a student of Physics, I read with great joy many of his published works and listened to his lectures in the class room and at conferences. He was one of the kindest and caring teachers I know and as we got older we became friends, even telling jokes. My last memory of him is when we spoke over phone during my visit to Houston. He was in Seattle then and we agreed to meet next time I am in Houston. I am sad that day will not come. I offer my deepest condolences and prayers for his soul to rest in peace. I hope that his memories will give you happiness while you grieve his passing.
    Purusottam

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  10. Lopa

    So very sorry for your loss! He will be dearly missed. Our hearts go out to all of you. Much love, Lopa, Bunty, Deven, and Sophia

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  11. Uma and Prasad

    We are so sorry for your loss;!
    Our deepest condolences to your family; our thoughts and prayers are with you!

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  12. SURYAKANTA DAS

    I was a frequent visitor to the Misra family home during my vists to USA. It was basically for the company of Dr.Prasanta Misra. We talked for hours about our bygone days. I will miss such a pleasant person like Dr. Misra and our visits to Red Lobster restaurant for lunch if and when I visit USA again.
    My sincere condolences to the family and I stand with them at the hour of their grief

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  13. Siddharth Shankar Padhi

    My eldest Mamu, he always lived his name – Prasanta.. Immense in stature, yet humble in nature, there was always a deepness about him that was mystifying and calming at the same time. He was always placidity personified.
    Praying for the Liberation of a kind and gentle soul.

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  14. Sangeeta (Piku)

    In the sad demise of Badkun Bhaina ( Prashant K Misra) we have lost another precious jewel of our family.
    As his name Prashant suggests, he had a very calm and quiet personality.
    On account of his frail health during his childhood, our mother was very protective about him, so much so that, he never learnt even cycling, never participated in our out door games such as Cricket or Football. We used to always pull his legs on account of the over protective care extended by our mother, but he used to take such things in a very sportive spirit.
    Unlike some of our other siblings, he never tried to discipline us , but he used to advise us in a very affectionate manner.
    Even though he never participated in any outdoor sports, he was an expert in many indoor games. Infact he introduced us to the popular games Poker, Monopoly and Scrabble.
    After Nana’s death, technically he became “Badapanda”of our family. Now after his sad demise, his eldest son Debasis is the “Badapanda” of our family. It is no exaggeration to say that Debasis has inherited all the good qualities of Badkun Bhaina.
    May God give strength to the members of the bereaved family to withstand the personal tragedy.
    Kuni
    ( I am posting this here on behalf of Kuni Kakaei )

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  15. Brigadier Raj K Panda

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on this untimely bereavement of your Father. The loss is irreparable. We pray God for his soul to rest in peace.
    2. A brilliant man & a great human being he will always remain with. Long decades ago he left the shores of this country to create a niche for himself & enrich the the world with knowledge. In his long tours, taking him to the great universities of America , he enriched his students with knowledge par excellence. Today he leaves behind a vacuum time will find difficult to fill.
    I came in contact with him on 23 April 1977 on my marriage to his youngest sister. His knowledge of Palmistry is good. I had the unique privilege of taking this great Phisicist on the pillion of my old Bajaj Scooter to drop him at bhubaneswar air port in 1984 when he was finally leaving for USA. That day there was a strike in Odisha.
    Badkun Bhaina we miss you & cry in our hearts so far away in the land of your Choosing . You made world rich.
    Brigadier Raj Panda,
    Your brother in law.

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  16. Mamina

    Dear Badkun bhaina ,
    Second amongst the siblings
    But first among the sons
    You are a timid man but a brilliant scholar with an ever smiling face & so full of grace
    Always gentle & soft spoken, you have left us heartbroken
    I will miss you my brother & remember you Forever.

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  17. Dharitri Panda

    Badkun Mamu(uncle) will be always be in our hearts. Handsome,intelligent,learned,intellectual ,warm hearted and kind he was a family member I completely adored and admired.May you rest in peace

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  18. Pitambar and Geetu

    We are extremely sad at the news. Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. May his noble soul be at peace in the heavenly abode
    Om Shanti

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  19. Rita Mohanty

    Remembering the wonderful time we spend togehter in Rhode Island with Sir, Kuninani, Bapu, Deepu and Mimi. Prasanta Sir doing his famous palm reading, Kuninani making her yummy food. We will treasure this for ever. May his soul rest in peace and the family take comfort in knowing he has touched so many life and made a difference. We will miss his physical presence but he will be in our memories for ever.

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  20. Mahendra PATNAIK.

    Our heaty condolences to Prasana Baboo’s family. May his soul rest in peace.

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  21. Saroj patel

    We are very sorry for your loss. Its really hurts to loose very near and dear one. God gives you and your families strength at this time. Rest in piece to departed soul.

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  22. Alok and Ritu Jain

    Your father accomplished a lot during his life and was very well loved and respected by the society
    In general and the academic world in particular. He will be sorely missed. May his soul Rest In Peace
    and may the good Lord give the family and friends the courage and strength they need to bear his
    untimely loss. Lest we forget, let us celebrate his remarkable accomplishments.

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  23. Dr. Devaraj Sahu

    Prof. Prasanta K. Misra: In Memoriam
    I am deeply saddened to learn the passing of Prof. Prasanta K. Misra in Houston, TX. My heartfelt condolences to Madame Mrs. Swayamprava Misra and his children Bapu, Mimi, and Dipu and their families.

    Prof. Misra has left behind grieving family members, many students, friends, and countless admirers. He was kind, generous, extremely friendly, and always willing to help. I recall with profound admiration the many associations I had with him since 1974, when he joined the Berhampur University Physics Department as the professor of physics. I cannot repay my debt to him for hiring me as a lecturer in Physics in Berhampur University. I am extremely grateful to him for kindling in me the passion to go to USA for my Ph.D. in physics. He not only advised me in all stages of the application process but also on how to adjust in a foreign country socially and academically. The door to his office was always open, including faculty from the humanities. He had a hearty laugh with everyone when people joked that he was from Dhenkanal. He had no second thoughts on attending my wedding reception in 1978 and giving his blessings. He took extremely good care of visitors and dignitaries. When my Ph.D. advisor Prof. Subhendra D. Mahanti visited Berhampur from USA for a couple of months in 1980, he did all he could to make his stay enjoyable and productive.

    When I talked to him about a month ago, he was his usual jovial self. He was talking enthusiastically about the condensed matter physics books he had authored. I had no apprehension that he would leave us so soon.

    May his soul rest in peace.

    Devaraj Sahu,
    North Potomac, Maryland.

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  24. Surendra Ray

    We are saddened to announce that Dr. Prasanta Misra passed away January 27, 2021. He was 84 and is survived by his wife Swayamprava, two sons, and a daughter.

    He received a Master’s degree in Physics from a premier Ravenshaw College (now an University), Odisha, India before coming to USA. He received his Ph. D. in Physics from Tuft University. He also taught Physics in Tufts University.

    He had a very charming personality and was very helpful by nature. We will miss him very much.

    We express our deep condolences for the family.

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  25. Dharitri Mishra

    We are very sad to learn the passing of Dr. Prasant Misra. We have known Prasanta Babu and his wife Swayamprava for a long time, from our student days at Ravenshaw college, and through various family connections. We have visited them here in the USA when they were in Rhode Island and in Grand Junction, Colorado. Prasant Babu was a very kind and affectionate person, and automatically aroused respect. May God Bless his departed soul.
    Our condolences to Swayamprava and the grieving family.

    Dharitri and Prafulla Misra
    Potomac, Maryland

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  26. Narayan Sahoo

    Lilly and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Professor Prasanta K. Mishra. I had the honor and privilege of knowing him for more than thirty years since we met in Albany, NY. He was a passionate and highly accomplished academician, a revered teacher and a very caring person. He was responsible for establishing a renowned post-graduate program at the Berhampur University in Odisha, India. He will be always remembered for his exceptional contributions both to the growth of that program and to condensed matter physics. He was a guru in true sense and took genuine interest in the well-being of his mentees both during their training and after. Everyone who was associated with him will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable and compassionate person. Professor Mishra will remain immortal in the hearts and minds of many people like me who have benefitted from his wisdom and generosity. All of us in the Sahoo family offer our heartfelt sympathies to his grieving wife, Kuni nani, and his family. We pray for his eternal soul to reach its ultimate destination and rest in peace.

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  27. Rajmohan And Leena

    Our heartfelt condolences to Bapu Bhai, Mausi and the entire Mishra family. May his soul Rest In Peace. Here

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  28. Narayan Sahoo

    Lilly and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Professor Prasanta K. Mishra. I had the honor and privilege of knowing him for more than thirty years since we met in Albany, NY. He was a passionate and highly accomplished academician, a revered teacher and a very caring person. He was responsible for establishing a renowned post-graduate program at Berhampur University in Odisha, India. He will be always remembered for his exceptional contributions both to the growth of that program and to condensed matter physics. He was a guru in true sense and took genuine interest in the well-being of his mentees both during their training and after. Everyone who was associated with him will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable and compassionate person. Professor Mishra will remain immortal in the hearts and minds of many people like us who have benefitted from his wisdom and generosity. All of us in the Sahoo family offer our heartfelt sympathies to his grieving wife, Kuni nani, and his family. We pray for his eternal soul to reach its ultimate destination and rest in peace.

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  29. Hina Vickers

    Dearest Auntie, Debasis, Mimi, and Sandeep…I am so sorry to hear of your deep loss. I know Uncle as a gentle man but one of few words. I can remember one of my trips to Houston when he was only starting to write one of his books and typing with a one finger. How slow he was but how methodical and perseverant! My prayers go out to you though I wish I could be there to comfort you in person. All my love…

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  30. Sandip Kumar Dasverma

    Dear Sandeep:
    Prasanta babu was our Physics professor way back in 1957-61, in Ravenshaw college. Later he became son in Law of Bakharababd after his marriage. His mother in law, Rama Mausi used to visit our home on occasions, due friendship with one of my aunts. He was a very jovial and popular teacher and we all liked him. I last met him at Seattle OSA Convention in 2012. May his soul Rest In Peace. I wish you and your family the strength to bear the unbearable. With very Best wishes,

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  31. Lisa Brutosky

    So very sorry for your loss of this wonderful smart man. My love and condolences is always there for the family. May he Rest In Peace.

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  32. BEJOY NANDA

    Family of Dr. Prasanta K. Misra —- May Lord Jaganath give you all courage, peace & mercy as you face the days ahead & help you come to terms with your immense grief. With deepest sympathies.

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  33. Bapuli

    Our heartfelt condolences to the family. Mausa was such a Nobel Soul with a heart of gold. Being neighbors at Berhampur Campus I have never seen him being Angry. He had a smiling face all year round. Always calm and peaceful. RIP.

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  34. Pramoda Mohapatra

    My mortal life is blessed for having crossed path with a saint.

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  35. Manas Pattanaik

    I met Mausa (Dr Prasanta Misra) for the very first time back in 90s at Baton Rouge when we rode together in his son’s car (Debasis Misra) who is my very close friend as we have been together since my first days in the US. As so many great things have been written about Mausa all of which is so very true, and it is difficult to add something new to this. However, I will add one thing in reminiscing my association with him especially over the last 15+ years when we were fortunate to interact with him almost daily, as Debasis and my family are neighbors and live together as extended families.
    From Day-one, Mausa reminds me of a “Constant”. This Constant starts with his Smile that was always there on his face – be it bad and good days or young and old days or painful and fit days. The Constant extended into Grace, Care, Kindness and Humility, that he always expressed independent of who the person that he was interacting with. This Constant also expressed to us a Parent that was always there for us to talk to and get the smile whenever we stopped by, very reassuring and often taken for granted by us, with our parents being thousands of miles away in India.
    Thus when Acharya Nanda from the Arya Samaj did the Geeta chanting during the funeral on the evening of January 30th, and told us about Sat-Chit-Ananda, in which Sat represents the Everlasting Constant of The Divine God, which exists forever in the past, present and the future, I can only interpret my memories of Mausa as He being the same Constant, that was and will always be with us.

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