In Memoriam: Jitendra Kumar (Joti) Bhatnagar 

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Longtime Concordian Joti Bhatnagar passed away July 23. He was a professor and chair of Educational Studies who was very involved in Concordia life. He chaired the CUFA negotiation committee in 1985 and again in 1987, and was a representative of the delegation that included Rector Patrick Kenniff and the Board of Governors protesting the lack of government funding at the National Assembly.

In 1992, he created a registered charity called Can Serve Foundation and opened a home in Jaipur, India, called Sheela Bal Bhavan (SBB) to help destitute children. He divided his time towards the end of his Concordia career between SBB and the university and took early retirement in 1996 to devote his full energies to SBB.

He leaves to mourn his wife Sheela Bhatnagar, his loving daughter Rita and son-in-law Amit Agrawal, his devoted son Anuj and daughter-in-law Vasudha, his four grandchildren, as well as 34 members of his surrogate family.

A memorial is planned for the fall. Details will be posted on Concordia's News site.


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