Mens Sana Monographs
: 2005  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 55-

Obituary-Dr. A. Venkoba Rao

Ajai R Singh 
 The Editor, Mens Sana Monographs, Mumbai, India

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I have to inform with great regret the sad demise of Dr VenkobaRao, one of the senior most and highly esteemed psychiatrists thiscountry has produced. His research work in psychiatry and medicine,as well as his work in philosophy and the human predicament, havebeen noteworthy indeed. He was a researcher and an academician ofthe highest order.

It was always a great pleasure interacting with him. Both juniorsand his peers will remember him with great regard and equalfondness. He never made himself difficult to approach, and was opento all positive inputs, from whatever source.

He was highly appreciative of the work done by the Mens SanaResearch Foundation too. I treasure the encouraging letter he wroteto us sometime back about the Mens Sana Monograph Psychiatry,Science, Religion and Health, of which here is an excerpt:

The articles in general are of high standard and are very readable…Imust tell you that your monograph makes an enjoyable and informativereading and my personal congratulations to you on your achievement.

In fact, he was encouraging towards all efforts in the field ofmental health.

His wide knowledge of philosophy and Indian thought, coupledwith active research interest in mainstream psychiatry, made him aunique presence in the field.

His absence will be felt for a long long time indeed.

But I have lived, and have not lived in vain;

My mind may lose its force, my blood its fire,

And my frame perish even in conquering pain:

But there is that within me which shall tire

Torture and Time, and breathe when I expire;

Something unearthly, which they deem not of,

Like the remembered tone of a mute lyre…

Byron ( Childe Harold )

On behalf of the Mens Sana Editorial Board, our subscribers,readers, as well as the Mensanamonographs group, I offer our deepestcondolences to his bereaved family.

May his soul rest in peace.