OU ex-prof Venkateshwarlu passes away

Hyderabad: Prof. D Venkateshwarlu, former Head, Department of English, Osmania University, passed away on Wednesday. He served the department for over three decades and was Dean, Faculty of Arts.

Venkateshwarlu was awarded Fulbright Fellowship twice to carry out research at Brandeis University, USA.  He was also awarded the Charles Wallace Grant by the British Council to visit UK.   He was a renowned scholar of American Studies, specializing in Jewish American Studies.  A widely travelled scholar, he visited UK, France, Germany, Israel and Spain and presented research papers at various universities.  He published extensively in the area of Jewish American Studies and was on the editorial boards of reputed journals on Jewish American Studies. 

Osmania University Vice-Chancellor Prof. S. Ramachandram expressed grief over the demise of Venkateshwarlu.  He recalled Prof. Venkateshwarlu as a devoted and dedicated teacher inspiring scores of students and research scholars.  He conveyed condolences to the bereaved family. -NSS

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