July 17, 2020 at 1:14 pm

University Mourns Math Associate Professor Emeritus Munukutla Sastry

Dr. Munukutla Sastry, Associate Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Ohio University, passed away on May 28 at the age of 84, according to his obituary in the Athens Messenger:

Sastry, as he was known to all, was born on July 24, 1935 in Chodavaram, India. Sastry came to the U.S. in 1963 to pursue a Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Rochester. Upon completion of his Ph.D. he took a job with Ohio University.

Sastry married Rukmini in 1973 and the couple had one daughter, Ratna. Sastry was a professor at Ohio University teaching mathematics for over 30 years before retiring in 2005. Sastry is survived by his wife Rukmini; daughter, Ratna Platt (David); grandchildren, Mira and Maya; one sister, one brother and many nieces and nephews.

OHIO’s Dr. Archil Gulisashvili said, “He was a kind and generous person, and will remembered by all the people who loved him.”

“He was a very kind soul, always willing to help with any task that needed attention. Rest in peace, Dr. Sastry,” said Dr. Sergio Lopez-Permouth.

Read more remembrances of Dr. Sastry.

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