Mudumbai Seshachalu Narasimhan (1932–2021)
Oscar García-PradaConsejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain
On May 15, 2021, the eminent Indian mathematician Mudumbai Seshachalu Narasimhan passed away at his home in Bangalore. His work in the field of geometry is internationally recognised, having deep connections with different branches of mathematics and theoretical physics. Narasimhan spent much of his career at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai, where he was a key figure in the creation and development of the internationally acclaimed modern Indian school of algebraic geometry. After retiring from TIFR, from 1993 to 1999, Narasimhan was Head of the Mathematics Section of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, an institution created in 1964 by the Pakistani 1979 Nobel Laureate in Physics Abdus Salam.
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Oscar García-Prada, Mudumbai Seshachalu Narasimhan (1932–2021). Eur. Math. Soc. Mag. 122 (2021), pp. 32–38DOI 10.4171/MAG/60