DR. AMAR BOSE
Amar Gopal Bose was the Founder, Chairman and Technical Director of Bose Corporation. Born in 1929 to a Bengali father and American mother, he was raised in Philadelphia, USA and showed an early interest in electronics. At the age of 13, Bose could diagnose and fix most radios. Bose specialised in acoustics after being disappointed in a speaker system which failed to reproduce the realism of a live performance. Amar Bose died at the age of 83 on 12th July 2013 leaving two children. In the early 1950's Bose enrolled at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Masters and in Electrical Engineering. He also went on to complete his PhD in the same subject at MIT. Bose was a professor at MIT for over 45 years. In 1964 Bose founded the Bose Corporation based on the research he conducted at MIT. The company was privately held to ensure focus on long-term research. Research that led to many breakthroughs such as noise-cancelling headphones and innovative suspension systems for cars. In 2011, Bose donated the majority of his company, Bose Corporation to MIT in the form of non-voting shares to sustain and advance MIT's education and research missions. The Bose Corporation employs more than 9ooo people worldwide and most of the profits are ploughed back into research.
Praise for Dr. Amar Bose
William R. Brody, now the president of Johns Hopkins University, took Bose's class as an undergraduate in 1962. "He would walk into a lecture to 350 students, and you could hear a pin drop. He commanded a lot of respect, because of the force of his intellect and his total dedication to the students. His class gave me the courage to tackle high-risk problems; it equipped me with the problem-solving skills I needed to be successful in several careers. Amar Bose taught me how to think." "Amar Bose was an exceptional human being and an extraordinarily gifted leader" MIT President L. Rafael Reif