Dr. K. S. Narayana Rao, former faculty member at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, died Sept. 29, 2015 in Jayanagar, Bangalore.
From the death announcement:
“After finishing his English honors at Central College, Bangalore, he taught at the same college for a year, then he was offered a teaching job at Sharada Vilas College at Mysore, Karnataka. While teaching he finished his master’s degree at Mysore University, then he went to teach at Sahyadri College, Shivamogga , Karnataka, and he got a scholarship to do his master’s degree in speech at Pennsylvania University USA, At the same university he got his doctorate in English, then he went to teach at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA.
“He retired as professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He authored more than 100 articles in various professional journals, he was a well-known teacher, he was eminent scholar and prolific writer in various fields like , English and American literature , linguistic and Sanskrit literature. He was voted by the students three times as the best teacher of the English department. He was invited by national and international conferences to organize sessions and chair conferences, his lecture on “Rajanithi in Ramayana” at Bangkok, Thailand , was admired and appreciated by scholars and writers.
“After living in USA from 1958 to 2014 (expect one year in Cambridge, England, as visiting Scholar, and then he came back to his mother India (as he usually called India)) in January 2014.
“His dear wife wants to thank all relatives, friends, and his devoted nurses who lovingly took care of him.”
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