Dr. Anant Deogaonkar was an Assistant Professor of Law at Gujarat National Law University. He was a supportive, encouraging, and approachable teacher, and always had the best interests of his students at heart. Above all, he was a compassionate and kind-hearted person. He left for his heavenly abode on 19th May 2021 at the age of 56. It is a huge loss to the GNLU family and all his students.
The consequences of cancer and Covid resulted in his untimely demise. Survived by his wife and two daughters (aged 21 and 9), he was the sole earning member of the family. For about a year, he was undergoing treatment for cancer — which cost him a good part of his finances including his life savings, gratuity, and multiple advances taken from the University. Apart from this, his family incurs an estimated expenditure of ₹1.50-2.00 lakhs annually for the elder daughter's Thalassemia treatment.
We, a group of GNLU alumni, have initiated this fundraiser to support Dr. Deogaonkar's family. The amount raised will go to the bank account of his wife, Mrs. Sulbha Deogaonkar, and will help them with their living expense, as well the educational and medical expenses of the daughters.
While we mourn the loss of our beloved teacher, we urge you to support his family in these tragic times. Please consider contributing, if you can.