Send him their heartfelt condolences

“I still remember the first sight of Mandey sir on my first day of college where we attract to his charming personality. Since then he always be my guiding force during the studies and also professionally helps shaping my career,” said Kumkum Pandya one of his favourite students who still can’t believe about his untimely death. Pratap Mandey died on Thursday which came as a shocker to his colleagues and students as they remember him and send their condolences to the departed soul.

Pratap Mandey a well known artist in the art fraternity of Vadodara and retired teacher of Fine Arts faculty taught his students visualisation and illustration for three decades. His sketches help the police to caught many accused during the time when there was no modern technology available with the department. He runs many movements during his time and very popular in the faculty specially among his students.

“His art to remember a person is amazing and he can draw the sketch of the person instantly. He draw sketches even on tissue paper during a visit to the restaurant about his surroundings and the people. He never use colours and made black and white portraits which is amazing,” said Pandya.

His charming personality always impress the others and students admire him a lot. “His trademark White shirt and blue jeans complete with shawl make him different from others. His White scooter is also popular in students and they often asked for a ride on it. However he allowed some special students to ride his favourite scooter. We always wait to attend his classes as the humour factor in his teaching makes the lecture entertaining for us,” said Kumkum.

As 2018 is about to end and everyone is making resolutions for the new year, Kumkum also remember the days when her favourite sir handover a diary with next year intenary line up for her. “He always handover a diary to me with resolutions for the next year. He also mentioned my achievements of past and guide me about the challenges for the new year and that continues even after my studies. He never appreciates in front of me but that gives me a inspiration to do better and improve myself. He is the one to guide me for my anatomy work. I always touch his feet whenever I meet him which gives satisfaction from inside,” said Kumkum.

His students were shocked to hear the news of his death and send their condolences on social media. His last work was newly launched Aatapi wonderland at Ajwa in Vadodara.

Malati Gaekwad send her condolences: I had known Pratap Manday since 1973, first as a senior, then as my teacher for one year and later as a colleague….

He was always full of life and friendly advice. Met him only 2-3 days ago, can’t believe he is no more. Prayers for his family. May he rest in peace.

This is sad news. He was inspiring and encouraging teacher. Please convey my condolences to the family and MSU family. May his soul Rest In Peace. Rupesh Vyas

Deep condolences for soul of Shri Pratap Mandey on behalf of the department. He was great teacher and great mentor. He had great vision for future of the department. He had emotional bonding with all of his students, which is rare in this time. He was also a perfectionist for the subject. He made long lasting impression on all those who came in his touch. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti.


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