It is with deep sadness that we convey the news that Professor C. V.
Vishveshwara passed away on January 16, 2017. He was 78.
A pioneer in black hole physics with several seminal early contributions to the
subject, notably the prediction of the ring down signal of a black hole merger,
he also had an active involvement with the IAGRG over the past decades. He was
its President during 1984 - 1986. He was one of the organizers of the ICGC
meetings of 1987 and 1991. He delivered the Vaidya-Raychaudhuri Endowment Award
lecture in 1996. Many of the GR community will remember his delightful cartoons
and after dinner talks at the various meetings. He will be missed.
The IAGRG Council expresses its deepest condolences to his family.
We thank Prof. Naresh Dadhich and Bala Iyer for the
The IAGRG announces