Sumit Ghosh

sumit ghosh

Dr. Sumit Ghosh, 53, West Fargo, ND died Monday, July 25, 2011 surrounded by family.

Sumit was born May 15, 1958 in Kolkata, India to Lakshmi Narayan Ghosh and Susama Ghosh.  He earned his PhD in computer science from Stanford University.  He married Twisha Ghosh.  He was currently the chair of the Electrical/Computer Engineering Department at North Dakota State University.

He is survived by his wife, Twisha; son, Abhinav Ghosh, Washington, DC; brother, Amit (Sonali) Ghosh, Pittsburgh; sister, Moumita (Gautam) Ghosh, Lagos, Nigeria.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lakshmi Narayan Ghosh and Susama Ghosh.

The family would like to thank the Indian community of Fargo for their support.

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  1. My belated heartfelt condolences.. Sumit was my batchmate at IITK. I could vividly recall his friendly & helpful demeanor and ever present smile…

  2. Mumbai MaharashtraI on behalf of rest of the batch of IIT Kanpur, would like to pay our belated condolences for our dear batch-mate, Sumit Ghosh, whose demise we became aware of only recently. Sumit entered IIT Kanpur, after securing 2nd rank in the West Bengal Higher Secondary Exam. He has been an exemplary batch-mate showing what intellect and hard-work with a focus can bring about. He was politest and gentlest person with an omnipresent peaceful smile. He could sleep for only 4-5 hours and yet appear refreshed with his characteristic smile. He would get up at 4 am and re-read from his collection of books. Sumit satisfied the curiosity of Subash Bhardwaj by simply stating, “If you had a collection of Gems, why would you look elsewhere”. According to Aloke, his first year room-mate, “He was a perfectionist and gave me inferiority complex by his dedication to studies.” Aloke further recalls that he was very good in singing, especially Bengali Songs. He used to write in very tiny but well-formed letters, and his answers used to be to-the-point. We are glad that IITK served as a stepping stone for his distinguished career which we are proud of.

    May his soul rest in Peace. We will miss him.

    IIT Kanpur Class of 1980.

  3. I had the privilege of working with Sumit on a couple of research projects. He was one of the most talented researchers I have ever met. May God bless his soul.

  4. Tyler TexasWe are very sorry for your sudden and untimely loss. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. We came to know just last weekend from Geetha Ramarathnam. We were in India when this happened. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Malini and Murty Madiraju

  5. Tyler TexasDr. Ghosh was one of the most intelligent men I’ve ever talked to. I was only at UT Tyler for 1 year and had the pleasure of having Dr. Ghosh as my professor in 4 of my classes. I would sit in his office for hours and we would talk about everything under the sun. I really liked talking with Dr. Ghosh, he has been a big impact on my education and my personal life. He always was very happy and full of life. I will really miss our talks Dr. Ghosh. You will be missed. I will keep the family in my prayers.

  6. Phoenix AZ
    Dear Twisha and Abhi,

    Our hearts broke when we only now heard the sad news. We are so very sorry for your loss and we share your grief. Please accept our deepest condolences. You are never far in our thoughts. We hope to talk to you soon.

    Jean & Elsie
    Chris, Mike, Brian.

  7. Tyler Tx. 75703We are shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Dr. Ghosh. Our condolences to his family.
    Geetha and S. V. Ramarathnam

  8. Tyler TXWe are shocked and saddened by this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with Twisha and Abhinav.

    Vijay and Jayanthi
    Tyler, TX

  9. Albany NYTwisha and Abhi – May you have the strength and courage to overcome this tremendous loss Sumit was such a wonderful, intellectual, and kind person.

  10. Tyler TexasJust wanted to pay my condolences to the Ghosh family. Dr. Ghosh was an incredibly intelligent man, and he taught us well at UT Tyler. I will keep you in my prayers.

  11. Kolkata West BengalNever thought that this day would ever come. Borda, you will be with us forever and no body can take your memories away. I will be missing you a lott…especially your words over the telephone at night ” Babai …. Borda bolchhi….”

    The interactions we had with you over the years is a Blessing to us .

    Boudi and Bucha..our heart weeps for you. Take Care.

  12. Dallas TexasOur thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of need. Dr.Ghosh has been a great mentor, teacher and role model to myself and many individuals who were around him. He will be missed by one and all……

  13. Dear Sir !
    I cant express the agony I’m feeling now. You have been my inspiration for the past 3.5 years. Rest in peace ! please look over me from the heavens.
    I love you….

  14. Tyler TXDear Twisha and Abhi,
    We feel very sad and sick to learn this news through the our niece Haritha. Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to you. Learning this news brought tears into my eyes. I was not aware of your move to Fargo- sorry if we didn’t try harder to connect with- but you are always on my mind. Please remember you are loved dearly by me and Vijay. Working in the field of heart disease i feel some how connected with your loss. Please take care. Abhi, I wish you take care of your health and stay happy. Twisha- please keep yourself strong. Know that you have a friend in me.
    Hugs to both of you.
    Usha and Vijay

  15. Tyler TexasPlease accept my condolences on the loss of such a wonderful man. I am a research administrator for UT Tyler and had the privilege of working with Dr. Ghosh during his time here. My deepest sympathies are with you and your family at this time of grieving.

  16. Plymouth Minnesota
    Sumit was a dear professional colleague, with whom I’ve shared a number of pleasant interactions over the years. We have a large group of common professional colleagues, and I join them all in mourning this loos and wishing the family forbearance in this difficult moment.

  17. Tyler TexasMy best wishes to Sumit’s family. I am so sorry that he left us at such an early age and feel that we have lost a very decent man.

  18. Warszawa PolandDr. Ghosh was great Computer Science Department Chair at UT Tyler, a very good boss and a very good friend for me.

  19. Tyler TexasIt was honor to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Ghosh. I remember many insightful discussions over the last few years. It breaks my heart to know that he is no longer in this world. He was a true scholar and a gentleman and he will be missed. It has been a pleasure to have him as my friend.


  20. Tyler TexasMy thoughts and prayers are with the family. Dr. Ghosh was a very pleasant person to be around he will be deeply missed.

    Holly Landers

  21. Fargo ND
    I am expressing my sincere gratitude to Dr. Sumit Ghosh. It was a huge loss to the ECE department of ND
    SU. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  22. Chandler AZ
    Dr Ghosh was my favorite professors, he has profound impact on my carrer and for who i am today. He will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers with his family.

  23. A high rank scholarly teacher that I had ever got a chance to interact and fortunate to attend his lectures. Ghosh, ” Well you can’t take those away” I remember you for ever.

    May your soul rest in peace.

  24. Frankston TXSumit Ghosh was a wonderful mentor and boss. He will be missed. Twisha, please know that we wish we could honor Dr. Ghosh by attending his service. Our hearts will be with you in the morning.


    Kay Pleasant
    Lisa Wyatt

  25. Tyler TXOur thoughts and pryers are with you and your family in this time of need. Dr. Ghosh has been one of my favorite bosses. He is a kind and respected individual and will always be remembered.

  26. Sadden by the loss of Sumit. He, Twisha & Abhi were our neighbors in Tyler, Tx. Sumit was quiet mannered until you got to know him & he became more open & transparent. A brilliant man that loved & cared for his family. We is surely missed.
    I am in hopes that Twisha will contact us. We have the same phone # now as we did in Tyler.

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