Professor T.P. Srinivasan died peacefully on June 8, 2013 in his Palo Alto, California home. His wife of 49 years, Saroja, as well as his children, Srija, Srinija, Srikanth, son-in-law, Brad, and grandchildren, Akhil, Maya and Vikram, were at his side during his last days of declining health.
Professor Srinivasan was born in India in 1932, and moved to the United States as a Fulbright Scholar in 1961 at the University of California, Berkeley. He moved to Lawrence in 1968 and served on the Kansas University Mathematics faculty for 32 years, until 2000, before he and his wife moved to California upon their retirement. During his Lawrence years, Professor Srinivasan served in many leadership capacities at KU, including chairing the Math department and the Faculty-Senate, and he and his family served as a welcoming and supportive resource for many university students and faculty from India and other countries who chose to make Lawrence their home. Professor Srinivasan and his family were active in many local efforts in education, civic and political issues, arts and culture, and he, along with the rest of his family, adopted a love of the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team. He was also an avid runner, recognized and known by many Lawrence residents as he jogged by regularly, and he always offered a relaxed smile and wave, even when completing a marathon. His family is deeply appreciative of the many special friends who enriched their Lawrence years and remained in touch with them and took an interest in the lives of Professor Srinivasan’s children and grandchildren.
Professor Srinivasan is survived by the family members listed above, who will honor him at a Hindu ceremony in his Palo Alto home on Sunday, June 23rd.