June 27, 2009

Dr. Anil Wilson ( 1948-2009 ) Highly Respected Principal - St. Stephen's College

We are extremely shocked and deeply anguished at the death of Dr. Anil Wilson , former Principal of St. Stephen's College, Delhi . The shock is because we were not aware of the fact that he was suffering from a terminal disease ( cancer of pancreas ).

While we were resident students , we took justifiable pride in former principals like Mr. Sushil Kumar Rudra , Mr. Satyanand Mukherjee and , surely , Deenbandhu C.F. Andrews ( not principal ) of pre independence period. After independence, Mr. Rajaram , Mr. Sircar and others.

After we passed out, the most admired of St. Stephen's College principals was Mr. Anil Wilson. He invited us , on the occasion of silver jubilee of our passing out , to the college. It was , in fact , the first time we entered the " College House "- the grand and gracious official residence of our principal ,which we had not done during our five years in college.

It was a moment of great pride for a Non VIP Stephanian like me to take my family to this great institution that too on an official invitation . Thanks all to Mr. Wilson.

Our prayers for peace on this great man's soul.

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