Aditi Kumar Angirasa

13 April, 19435 January, 2021

Dr. Aditi K. Angirasa passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 05, 2021 following a courageous five month battle after cardiac surgery, at the age of 77. A true family man, he was unselfishly and unconditionally dedicated to his wife of over 49 years, and his only son. Family and friends alike would agree that he was a most generous, kind, loving, honest, caring man, with an insatiable thirst for intellectual conversation and stimulation. He had a voracious appetite for religion, history, politics, culture, as well as his chosen academic specialty, economics.

Aditi was an American success story, immigrating from India in 1971. He obtained his Masters of Science in Economics from Cal Poly, Masters in Science in Agricultural Economics from University of California, Davis, and his PhD in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University. His career path included the private sector, but his true passion was education. For the past 31 years, he not only taught courses at Texas State University, but helped shape the future for countless students and colleagues alike. His tenure in education was his true calling, and he left an indelible mark on what he considered his Texas State University family.

Aditi’s unexpected passing leaves a large void in the hearts of family and friends everywhere. May we cherish the memories that carry us during this time of profound sadness and grief, as we mourn a wonderful gentleman. His compassion and caring for all those he encountered will never be forgotten. He is survived by his wife, Mona, his son, Arush, his daughter in law, Cindy, and his grandson, Enzo. A private small service with his family will be held Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Friends and family are welcome to attend a pending memorial service scheduled at Texas State University.


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Sarah Breer

11 February 2021

I met Dr. Aditi my junior year at Texas State. I was an older student who had come back to finish my degree, and just happened to land in the Ag Department. I was not interested in Economics at all and had decided I would just make it through. The first day he gave us a homework assignment - to tell him about ourselves.

I wrote a one-page summary of my life (which was actually kind of fun), and weeks later when I went to see him in his office hours, he knew who I was, and remembered my life story. I was astonished. We chatted for a long time, he told me about his wife and son, and some interesting tidbits about his life prior to Texas State.

After that day, I always looked forward to his classes, he was such a good teacher, and really changed my perspective on economics. I took several more classes with him because I enjoyed them so much, his class on world hunger was fascinating.

We stayed in touch for a while after I graduated, and I think of him often. He was a very special person, and he made a lasting impression on me that I will always be grateful for.

To his wife and family – My sincerest condolences, he truly was a blessing.

Frances Mayfield

16 January 2021

I was greatly saddened to hear of Dr. Aditi's death. He always encouraged me and made me feel important. He was my boss but he was more than just that. I know he loved his family very much and was so proud of his grandson. I witnessed his compassion for his students many times and also his great concern for them. He will be greatly missed.

Lon Shell

14 January 2021

Aditi cared for students. They respected him and considered him their friend as well as teacher. There is not telling how many letters of reference he wrote for graduating Agriculture Students.
Aditi was very intellectual and a great asset to the Department of Agriculture at Texas State University.
He was a good friend and I am grateful for our friendship. Phyllis' and my prayers are with the family.
Lon R. Shell

Janell McMullan (Dukes)

13 January 2021

May you Rest In Peace Dr. Aditi. What an outstanding professor, man and mentor.

Kaley Carbonaro

13 January 2021

I had the privilege of having Dr. Aditi as a professor as well as work for him as an assistant. He was a great professor! He was tough and everyone respected him so much because of that. While working for him I learned about his family and what a great person he was. We we were able to keep in touch after graduation and always enjoyed his emails. He will be missed.

Dan Hardin

12 January 2021

Aditi and I were classmates at Texas A&M. My most enduring memory of him came from playing soccer together. One night, an opponent had been fouling Aditi repeatedly, and I heard Aditi tell hm "If you do that to me again, I will kick you." A few minutes later, I heard a loud "Ouch", followed by Aditi's simple "I warned you." In that, and all other ways, he was always a man of his word, and a man who earned my lifelong respect. He will be fondly remembered. My condolences to the family.

ronald Wilson

12 January 2021

i will miss our many conversations over the years on every topic imaginable. Aditi was an exceptional man and a true friend.
We have lost a gentleman and a true scholar. Ron Wilson

Mikael Carrasco

8 January 2021

My heart hurt to find out about Dr. Aditi’s passing. He was such an amazing professor. He was very knowledgeable and his humor was unique and unbeatable. He taught me the importance of agriculture and feeding the world in my favorite class of his. His impact on me and many students was immense. I pray that you all can find comfort and healing.

Robin Coombs

8 January 2021

Dr. Aditi will be greatly missed. What a rare treasure and a jewel of a person. I had the opportunity of knowing Dr. Aditi both as a graduate student and as a fellow faculty member. My office was just down the hall from him so I went by his open door many times every day. I will miss chatting and laughing with him. He always had a quick wit with a smile and a tender heart with concern. He gave 110% in his endeavors. He gave of himself in so many ways - time to counsel and encourage, candy (which he didn't eat) for various holidays to anyone in class or the hallways, he would bring things to potlucks that he couldn't eat but he knew other would enjoy. My commute to TX State from Elgin worried me at times due to weather. I remember one day he asked me to pull out my cell phone out. He gave me his home phone number and told me that he and Mona would be glad to have me over if I was concerned about getting home. I will miss my friend, Dr. Aditi and the all the world's problems that we tried to solve together.
May you feel love and peace at this time of loss and adjustment.
With warmest condolences,
Robin Coombs

Noah Turner

8 January 2021

Dr. Aditi was a very kind man who greatly cared for everyone. My fondest memory was Spring/Summer of 2019 I was hospitalized for a month and a half for various illnesses, and after Dr. Aditi found out, he asked every single day, how I was doing. I'd go to his office to chat with him about life, health, or whatever came to mind, and he'd always crack a joke, and have a smile on his face. He was a wonderful man, and an excellent role model. My most sincere condolences. Noah Turner