Title: Ashok Prasad Maitra (1938 – 2008)
Author(s): B. V. Rao
Pages: 1 -- 18
Ashok Prasad Maitra, was an outstanding academic with deep and lasting contributions to Descriptive set theory, Game theory, Dynamic programming, Gambling, Ergodic theory and Mathematical Statistics. He was the founder of Indian School of Descriptive Set Theory. He belongs to a rare breed of administrators with academic vision and was an inspiring teacher.Above all, he was an ever helpful kind human being. He passed away on November 11, 2008 at a hospital in Minneapolis, USA.