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Sad and Unexpected Demise of Mr. Narendra Babu Palla

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Mr. Narendra Babu Palla (2 May 1970 - 30 April 2021)


The unexpected passing of Mr. Narendra Babu Palla on 30th April, 2021 is a significant loss to TISS-Hydreabd and to the development and academic community. 

Mr. Narendra Babu Palla was an Associate Professor at TISS-Hyderabad during 2009-2016.He was the first faculty member to be recruited for Hyderabad campus and was a key member in building the Institution. Mr Palla coordinated 3 batches of Certificate Program in Rural Development and Decentralized Planning in partnership with AP Academy of Rural Development, and the prestigious PMRDF program from Hyderabad Campus during 2010-12.

As TISS-Hyderabad began offering it Graduate programs from 2012. Mr. Narendra was the first Chairperson of Office of Student Affairs and Coordinator for the MA-Natural Resources and Governance.

Mr. Narendra Completed his BTech in 1992 and M.Tech in Water resources in 1995. He has been engaged in the areas of Watershed development, Water resources management and Livelihood promotion with his engagement in AFPRO, APRLP, CADA, Government of AP before joining TISS and later with BAIF and UNICEF.

Born on 2nd May 1970 and left us on 30 April 2021, Narendra was nature loving person.  His poems and other literary work were a reflection of his thoughts around nature, life, and spirituality. Narendra would be remembered across the organizations not just for his professional contributions not just as a go to man. He is friend of all and his concern for people around him was incomparable.  

Mr. Narendra is survived by wife and two daughters.

We, at TISS,  extend our deepest sympathies to his family.

Narendra, you will be greatly missed !