Professor Narendra Nath Puri pased away on Dec. 4, 2015, at the age of 82. Dr. Puri was a professor of electrical engineering at Rutgers for 38 years. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and is survived by his wife, Dr. Kamal Puri; daughter, Dr. Monica Kumar; son, Dr. Lalit Puri, and six grandchildren.
"Prof. Puri made a very generous visit to my office soon after I joined Rutgers in 2009. He offered to assist me in any way that he could in our efforts to move Rutgers Engineering forward. It was a very good meeting and I am sure that countless students, faculty, staff, and alumni are thinking similarly positive thoughts about Professor Puri today," said School of Engineering dean, Tom Farris. "My heart goes out to his friends and family."