In memoriam: Dr Pravin Kushwaha

Pravin Kushwaha

We are deeply saddened to share the news of the death of Dr Pravin Kushwaha, of the South Asia Sustainability Hub. A notice by his colleagues in India is posted below.

We, the CSSP fraternity, along with the members of the Transdisciplinary Research Cluster on Sustainability Studies and Gurugram Water Forum, express our grief at the sudden and untimely demise of Dr Pravin Kumar Kushwaha (29.03.1978–10.05.2021), collectively convey our heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family, friends and colleagues.

Dr. Kushwaha joined the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, JNU in 2005 as an MPhil student and completed his PhD in 2015 on “Vulnerability and the Paradigm Shift: Debating India’s Disaster Management Framework”. He was a bright student and very much dedicated to his research work. He participated in many conferences, seminars and workshops in India and abroad. Dr. Pravin was a well-read person in the area of technology, sustainability and urbanisation. His views and opinions received appreciation from his peers.

After completing his PhD, he joined JNU Trans disciplinary Research Cluster (JNU-TRCSS) as a post-doctoral researcher and was continuing as South Asia Sustainability Studies Hub and Knowledge Network (SASH&KN) Administrator. He was actively involved in the implementation of STEPS International Social Science Council (ISSC) project and the ongoing DST project in Gurgaon.

His work for TRCSS too was highly appreciated and duly acknowledged by the academic community and his colleagues in Gurgaon Water Forum GWF and STEPS Centre Consortia spread over six continents.

It is an irreparable loss to the JNU community, particularly the research fraternity on Science Policy and Sustainability Studies. We pray to the God Almighty to give strength to his wife Dr Shweta Anand, his son Master Harsh and other family members to bear this loss.

Centre for Studies in Science Policy, JNU-TRCSS, New Delhi; GWF & STEPS-ISSC

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