Posted by Al Anile
Dr. Saryu Dixit
May 17, 2017
Born on August 8, 1937 in Kanpur, India, he last served as Professor Emeritus of Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. Eldest son of late Bala Prasad (father) and Sharda Dixit (mother), he obtained his doctorate degree from Banaras Hindu University, India and spent his last 55 years in the United States, as a professional scientist uncovering the building blocks (collagen) that give shape to human teeth. He was also a true philanthropist touching thousands of human souls under the umbrella of Jyoti Children Development Foundation. As the founding president of this charity that educates special needs (hearing impaired) children in India Saryu saw the sufferings and offered a helping hand, which is now one of the largest and equally historic humanitarian (not-for-profit) undertakings of its kind in rural India (Bithoor, Kanpur). He also served as the President and Board Member of many social/voluntary organizations in the United States.
Saryu passed away peacefully on May 17th, 2017, at his home in Burr-Ridge, IL. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Shanti; loving daughters Purnima Dixit and Arunima Shukla and their beloved husbands; grand kids, Rohan and Rishi (Purnima); Navika, Shivali, and Sajal (Arunima); beloved brothers Vishwanath, Ramesh, Suresh and their lovely wives. Dear nieces, nephews and their beloved children also cherish his loving and caring memories.