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It is with great anguish and grief that the Jaishankar Memorial Centre (JMC) announces the passing away of its President, Shri T S Sankaran, at the age of 86 in Chennai. He was also mentor of New Concept Information Systems, which works closely with JMC.  
 
A memorial meeting (read here) was held at Jaishankar Memorial Centre on December 28 and was attended by over 100 people among whom were friends and relatives of the family, co-founders and trustees of JMC, co-founders of New Concept and members and staff of both organisations, some of whom had the fortune to have mentored by him.
 
The tributes paid and the reminiscences were touching and befitting the person that Mr. Sankaran was. 

        (1926-2012)

About Jai

JMC was born to keep alive the spirit and efforts of a young man named Jaishankar, or Jai for short, who met with an untimely and tragic death in a car accident in the U.S.A at the age of 25.  Jai had been a student of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Yale University, New Haven, U.S.A.  
Jai is remembered for his outstanding ability to talk to people, patiently and persuasively, about things that he held very dear and to convince them of the rightness of his beliefs and convictions. Above all was his abiding love for India and the Indian people whose well-being was closest to his heart and for which he was determined to come back to India when his life was cruelly cut short.
 
The Jaishankar Memorial Centre has been conceived of as a centre of thought and action to bring about social change and progress for Indian society.
 
"Man’s dearest possession is life. It is given to him but once and he must live it so as to feel no torturing regrets for wasted years, never know the burning shame of a mean and petty past; so live that, dying he might say, all my life, all my strength were given to the finest cause in all the world – the fight for the liberation of mankind. And must make use of every moment of life, lest some sudden illness or tragic accident cut it short".
 
Jaishankar (1954-1978)