02/11/15

Celebrating the life of Dwijen (Duji) Rangnekar, 2 November at 16:00

Memorial Meeting
2 November at 16:00
Shri Sathya Sai International Centre in New Delhi, India

Dwijen left us on October 30, 2015. What he left behind were memories, humour and thoughts that described the person he was. We invite you to come and share your stories about him and join us in celebrating his life.
​Sharif Rangnekar​
Dear Everyone,
It is with great sorrow that I write to let you all know that Dr Dwijen Rangnekar our friend, colleague and comrade—one of the 14 founder members of LASSnet who taught at the Law School in Warwick––passed away on 30 October 2015 after a most courageous fight against cancer in Delhi. It is really difficult to accept that Dwij has gone for he met life with irresistible charm, infinite celebration and an irascible humour. LASSnet owes much to Dwijen whose ideas, energy and solidarity made us achieve so much.
Among other things, Dwij was a leading expert in GIs. His ESRC project, a source of pride and joy to so many of us, was titled: Localising Economic Control Through Clubs: Examining the Intellectual Property Protection of Feni in Goa, India. His yet to be published manuscript on Feni is path breaking. It cuts across diverse disciplines inaugurating new directions in interdisciplinary research; and brings life to an area of research otherwise colonised by obscure legal language. Dwij extended solidarity to democratic and secular movements in India even when in Warwick, sustaining especially the friendships and politics forged in his formative years at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. For the incredible energy, vision, solidarity and friendship that Dwij brought to LASSnet, let us raise a toast to Dwij wherever we are tonight.
To his family and friends, deep condolences.
In sorrow, Pratiksha

His family can be reached at the following addresses:
Veena Rangnekar
A-6 Gulmohar Park,
New Delhi 110049
India
91 9818366361 (Veena, Dwij’s mother)
91 9810270921 (Sharif, Dwij’s brother)
 

1 comment:

K.R.Srinivas said...

I knew Dwijen and had met him few times. I saw him last when he presented his work on Feni at IIC. Before that I had been in touch with him on, and, off through email. We have had long chats on IP, his work in warwick etc.As I work on biodiversity and IPRS I found his earlier work on plant variety protection useful. I knew that he met with an accident and struggled with health impacts of his. His remarkable interest in IP issues and wide ranging scholarship will be missed. I never knew that he was battling cancer. RIP Dwijen.