Dr. Raghunandan Lal Mathur, Emeritus Scientist, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, passed away peacefully on October 30, 2013 at his home in Milton, Georgia where he shared his final days with his son Alok Mathur, daughter-in-law Nichelle and grandchildren Kavi and Teagan. Dr. Mathur was an avid researcher and played an important part in India attaining self-sufficiency in agricultural production. At a time when higher education was rare in post-British India, he not only obtained a PhD in Plant Pathology but a Baccalaureate in Legislative Law as well. He has published many a research paper and is responsible for identifying and naming species of micro-organisms. He was preceded by his wife of fifty-six years Mrs. Kusum Mathur. His family in Milton along with his brother Gopal Krishna Mathur, sisters Mithilesh, Shakuntala, Sushila and Santosh, daughter Anjali and her husband Budhi Prakash Nag, daughter Neerja and her husband Shailendra Nath Mathur, niece Noopur, her husband Nirish Mathur, niece Jhankar and her husband Amit Shrivastava, grandchildren Shashank, Amol and his wife Kanika, Shuchita and her husband Ankur Mathur, Shruti, other relatives, friends and colleagues are blessed to have been touched by his greatness and bereave their irreparable loss. Funeral Services will be held Friday November 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm from the Chapel of Wages & sons Stone Mountain Chapel

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  1. I will miss Dr.Mathur. His greatness and kindness embrace you when you first meet him and stays with you when you part. To the Mathur Family, thank you for sharing this special man with me!My love always, Maniya

  2. Alok,
    You and your family are in our thoughts and in our hearts. I will remember your father’s visits to the Novo offices and his obvious pride for you. I will look forward to more stories of your father, particularly those stories involving his love of Cricket.

  3. Alok,
    My heart is with you and your family. While I did not know your father, I know you and I am certain he is reflected in you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Kind regards,
    Kelly

  4. Alok,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed my few interactions with your father and seeing how much he loved you. I know he was proud of you, your family and your accomplishments. Our thoughts are with you.

  5. Dear Alok,

    It was really sad to know about your father. We pray to The Almighty God to grant him a place in Heavenly Abode and courage to you and your family to bear this loss. RIP

    Pawan & Rekha

  6. Dear Alok,

    I am extremely sorry to learn of your father’s demise. Please accept our sincere condolences. May god rest his soul in peace and give all family strength to bear the loss.

    Regards,
    Tarkeshwar Shrimali

  7. Dear Alok,

    This is a very sad event and an irreparable loss. My heartfely condolence to you and family. May god give you the strength. Losing a parent is losing a generation of wisdom and strength that has been with us for ever.

    God bless you.
    Rakesh Kapoor

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