Monday, January 07, 2013

Dr.S.B.Nimse sir- Great yet down to Earth....

2013 Science Congress comes with a great news for all of us. I am immensely happy to share this news with all of you.  One of our strong supporters, great Mathematician yet very down to earth personality Dr. S.B. Nimse has been elected as a General President for Indian Science Congress 2015. This is 100th year of Indian Science Congress. This year Dr. Manmohan Singh, Hon. Prime Minister of India chaired as General President for 2013 India Science Congress. Here is a small list of some Honorable past presidents – P.C.Ray(1920), Sir M. Visvesaraya(1923), Sir J.C.Bose(1927), Prof C.V.Raman(1929), Prof M.N. Saha(1934), S.S.Bhatanagar(1945), P.C.Mahalanobis(1950), Dr. M.S.Swaminathan(1976), Prof C.N.R. Rao(1988), Prof Yash pal(1990), Dr. Gowarikar(1992), Prof U.R.Rao(1996), Dr. R.A. Mashelkar(2000), Dr.K.Kasturirangan(2003), Dr.G.Madhavan Nair(2010) and now Dr.S.B.Nimse(2015).

Nimse sir in Astronomy Residential camp held in 2005

Nimse sir observing Jupiter, with (from left) Dr. Ramin sir, DSN, Parag Gore


I and we BARC’ians felt very much proud for being associated with him, he always showered his love and blessing on all of us during our early stage of Bhaskaracharya Astronomy Research Centre. I have lot of personal interactions and memories with him. At that time sir was working with New Arts Commerce and Science College as Principal. His working style took NACSC to a great height. Sir always encouraged us in our work, whenever we asked for any help/ attending our programmes, he never denied. I remember during those days, sir was very busy in many activities; this is very small thing to mention but I always had easy access to his cabin, whenever I called him on his cell phone he used to reply warmly.  Once we invited Dr. JV Narlikar to Ahmednagar and we were thinking who will felicitate Dr. Narlikar on behalf of us and unanimously we decided to ask Nimse sir and he agreed upon that right away. Because we wanted a personality from Ahmednagar who will stand next to Dr. Narlikar and the only name came was DR.S.B.Nimase.

Dr. S.B. Nimse felicitating Dr. J.V. Narlikar on behalf of BARC

Great yet down to Earth- taking oath for Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam sir's Vision-2020,
program organized by BARC in Oct-2007

Public talk by Dr. Prakash Tupe

During Space week exhibition

 I always wondered about the SIMPLICITY and EFFICIENCY of this gentleman which he carries throughout his life. This may be the right time when many people will accept his greatness which was underestimated many a times according to me. He proved himself with his work every time. Some years back sir deserved to be a Vice Chancellor of PU but as usual politics came and sir accepted tough charge of SRTMU, Nanded.  We found many people around us who glitters a lot despite they are not gold BUT when I think about Nimse sir I will recite a poem by JRR Tolkien –

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
Alight from the shadow shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king”

Clear Skies ! Dinesh Nisang