Major General KK Ohri: Goodbye Captain Courageous

LUCKNOW || A towering personality in the Amity University realm, Major General KK Ohri meant the world to many of his students, teammates, faculty, friends and family. A man who played by principle he was punctual, impeccable in mannerisms and dressed like a true blue fauji who steered the Lucknow campus of Amity University to great heights. In what seems to be the end of a rather prolific era, the leading light of Amity University Lucknow campus has left for his heavenly abode.

A father figure to all he was one who had his heart in the right place, who ran on ethics and proved an upright man through and through. A grand old man for everybody in Amity University he was the blunt Maj Gen with a lion’s heart. He was the first Director-General and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Lucknow Campus of Amity University. He had only recently retired from the post of Advisor to Chairman, Amity University Lucknow campus.

Maj Gen KK Ohri had the distinction of being venerated as a veteran by the Indian Army. Having served the Indian Army, Corps of Signals from Jun 1963 to Jul 1999 he went on to join the Campus on July 19, 2004.

A spotless professional, Maj Gen KK Ohri, AVSM (Retd) carried a body of work of 36 years in Telecommunication and Computer Applications in the Army. An M.Tech from the prestigious IIT Delhi, Maj Gen Ohri did his advanced training in Electronic Warfare from Germany and retiring from the Army he got immediately inducted into ITI Ltd Naini Allahabad as Executive Director (erstwhile Indian Telephone Industries).

He also served as the Director of a Management College and Institute of Engineering & Technology at Meerut. Winning numerous awards, he was conferred the Ati Vishista Seva Medal (AVSM) from the President of India.

Breaking the news of his demise, his son Devbrat Ohri made it public that Maj Gen. KK Ohri AVSM (retd) had passed away while under treatment at the Command Hospital.

He wrote – “I and my family are sad to inform everyone of the demise of my father Maj Gen KK Ohri, AVSM (Retd) and Ex VC Amity University Lucknow today (Monday) noon. The Greatest Dad, a loving husband, a doting Grandfather and a father figure to many, he couldn’t wait to join my mother who passed a few months ago.” He breathed his last on Monday at 11.35 am in Command Hospital Lucknow.

–Arijit Bose/Lucknow

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