Dear Members of the City College Community,
I am so sad to bring you the news that Professor Rishi Raj passed away this week, following a protracted illness against which he struggled mightily. He was at home, surrounded by his family and that, his daughter Rashmi reports, was a great comfort to them all.
She was also particular to share the news that Rishi was tremendously proud to have finished off this past semester with his students; seeing it through to completion became one of his most fixed goals as his health declined, and that drive is emblematic of his dedication to CCNY.
Those who knew Rishi knew that he was devoted to this college and to his students. He was proud of his military service, his role in guiding ROTC at the college, but especially of his long years of service to CCNY. At our college, he served as a professor in the Engineering School, as the campus director of our ROTC program since its inception, and for years as the President of the Faculty Senate. He left a deep imprint on our college and our community will miss him dearly.
Please click on the link for details for the funeral service and ceremony for Professor Raj on Saturday, January 28th and cremation on Sunday, January 29th.