Professor Emeritus Prosanta Kumar (P.K.) Saha passes away

Prosanta Kumar (P.K.) Saha, associate professor emeritus of English, passed away earlier this month. 

Before retiring in 1994, Saha led a 30-year career at Case Western Reserve University, earning teaching awards for his work with students. Born and originally educated in India, Saha came to the United States to earn his master’s degree from Oberlin College in 1956. After spending time teaching at the Hawken School, Saha came to Western Reserve University to obtain his PhD, which he completed in 1966.

After retiring, Saha went on to serve as a foreign linguistics consultant and an etymology and language consultant for Webster’s New World Dictionary.

He further pursued his interests as a founding member of the “Butcher Shop” poetry group in 1966, which he continued to write for until his death.

Read Saha’s obituary.