In Memoriam: Yatin Ghosh AIA

July 18, 2018

In Loving Memory of Yatin Ghosh

Mr. Yatin Ghosh, 83, of Hillsdale, NJ, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, November 28th 2017.

Services were held: Friday December 1st, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Rosedale Crematory Chapel,
408 Orange Road in Montclair, NJ.

Yatin Ghosh was born in Singapore on October 12, 1934 to the late Kali Charan Ghosh and Shiva Sundari Bose. He grew up with humble means in Nabadwip, West Bengal, .India

He was a very accomplished academic intellectual. At the university level, he was valedictorian of his class at Bengali Engineering College (BE-College) in Kolkata, India where he attended on a full, 4-year academic scholarship. There, he achieved a double gold medal in Architecture/Engineering. He was also a Presidential Gold Medalist in Sanskrit, as well as across multiple disciplines of engineering. He then obtained a Dual-Masters in Urban Planning and Architecture in Holland, again on full scholarship. In 1964, he was awarded a coveted position as Professor of Architecture and Regional Planning at I.I.T. Kharagpur.

In 1964, he married Sukla Chowdhury. In following with the American Dream, Mr. Ghosh came to the U.S. in 1970 and settled in New Jersey. He worked as a staff architect for Mercedes-Benz of North America for 35 years and then for the New York City Department of Transportation for 17 years.

What was most remarkable, however, about Mr. Ghosh was his expansive expertise and talent. He was a gymnast, a gifted artist (winning several national competitions), musician, and all-around “Mr. Fix-it” for anything from how to repair a car, to Hindu philosophy. Together with his wife, the house was filled with Tagore’s music and poetry, paintings, science and books.

He was a beloved husband to Sukla Ghosh for 53 years. He is survived by two daughters, Urbi and Propa Ghosh, and four grandchildren.

Mr. Ghosh lived an amazing, full life. Even at 83 years old, he embraced technology – not just in theory but also in practice. He was always intellectually curious, had a zeal for life, was a loving family man, and never stopped learning.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made In Loving memory of:
Yatin Ghosh to either:

1. Dr. David Lederer, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/ways-to-give/donate-now
2. Dr. Parveen Govender ~ Boston University School of Medicine
Pulmonary Research Fund:
https://trusted.bu.edu/s/1759/2-bu/giving/interior.aspx?sid=1759&gid=2&pgid=422&cid=1060&appealcode=WEBMED-DV

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