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Rajasthan University mourns demise of Dr Asha Pande who pioneered French study

Dr Asha Pande was nominated for the Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur (national order of the legion of honour) – the highest decoration in France – in recognition of her outstanding contribution to French education and culture.

October 6, 2018, 10:05 am

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Asha Pande who died on Thursday night.

Jaipur: Rajasthan University faculty and students mourned the death of professor Asha Pande, founder of Indo-French Cultural Society. Dr Pande introduced French language study in the university. Pandey had been suffering from liver ailments for a long time. She was 64-year-old and died in a hospital in Chennai. Dr Asha Pande was nominated for the Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur (national order of the legion of honour) – the highest decoration in France – in recognition of her outstanding contribution to French education and culture. Dr Pande played a key role in promoting French language in India. She introduced French studies program in RU. “She was in Chennai for a liver transplant. She had kidney infections also and her condition was serious. She breathed her last around 11.45 pm on Thursday,” said a relative. A condolence meeting was organized in RU on Friday. “She will also be remembered for her enthusiasm for the French language. She tirelessly worked towards promoting the language in India,” said a student.

First published: October 6, 2018
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