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Gangaram K. Kripalani

Nov. 10, 1998

Gangaram K. Kripalani, professor emeritus of economics, died Nov. 3. He was 67.

Dr. Kripalani came to Western Michigan University in 1968 and retired in 1990 after 22 years of service. Among his areas of research were agricultural progress in India, employment, population and migration. A native of India, he traveled there in 1971 and 1974 to do research on demographic and economic interactions in that country's agricultural development.

Prior to coming to Western, Kripalani worked at the University of Chicago, North Carolina State University and as assistant economic advisor for the Ministry of Food and Agriculture of the government of India. He received a doctorate and master's degree from North Carolina State University and also held a master's degree from University of Bombay.

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