Tribute from Yale Law School - Prof Michael Reisman

It is sad news but I thank you for conveying it to me. Ram Prakash
Anand was a great scholar and leader in our field and a source of
immense pride for the Yale Law School. Ram knew he was one of
international law's immortals but bore himself with modesty. Wherever
we met, whether at Yale, in Washington, at meetings of the Institut or
for a wonderful afternoon with Ram and his wife at their apartment in
New Delhi, he was always a delight to be with. I will miss his wisdom,
his warm personality and his jolly company but, like everyone in our
field, will continue to consult him through his work. This is a
painful loss for India and the world community.
Please convey my condolences to the members of his family and assure
them that all his friends from his days at Yale mourn his passing.

Tribute from Japan Chapter of Asian Society of Int Law.

Dear Professors Mani and Chimni,
On behalf of the Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law, let
us express our sorrow on the sudden and unexpected passing of Professor Anand.
With his outstanding academic contribution, Professor Anand was such a
positive role model and inspiration to us all. We are in deep grief,
especially because we remember well his thoughtful presentation and friendly
smiles at the Tokyo Conference and because we were all hoping that we could
meet again soon in Beijing. We are very sorry that he is no longer with us
and miss him very much.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the late Professor Anand and
our Indian colleagues.

With our deepest sympathy,

The Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law
 AGO Shinichi (Kyushu University)
 NAKAMOTO Koichiro (Anderson Mori & Tomotsune)
 ONUMA Yasuaki (Meiji University)
 SAKAMOTO Shigeki (Kobe University)
 UCHIDA Harumichi (Mori Hamada & Matsumoto)

Tribute from a student - Sridhar Patnaik

Professor Anand is a legend in international law. His untimely demise is deeply saddening and has deprived international legal fraternity of a truly great scholar.

Professor Anand was a fearless professor with profound impact of teaching and scholarship that will endure and inspire international law scholars for many generations to come. I count myself very fortunate to have known Professor Anand; and to have been guided by him and benefited immensely from his work and leadership. It is unlikely that the world of international law will see another scholar who is able to achieve such high standards of Professor Anand.

He is one the Greatest Masters I will never forget and whose joyful spirit will be deeply missed.

With sincere condolences and prayers for his family.

Kind regards,

Dabiru Sridhar Patnaik
Assistant Professor & Course Coordinator
Post Graduate Diploma in International Law and Diplomacy
Indian Academy of International Law and Diplomacy
Indian Society of International Law
Room 209, V.K.Krishna Menon Bhawan
9, Bhagwan Dass Road
New Delhi 110 001, India

Tribute from a student - Udaya Ramakrishna.

Dear All,
It is shocking to know that Professor R.P. Anand is no more. India lost the doyen of international law, whose unsurpassed and immeasurable contribution to the development of international law in India and beyond will be remembered by the students and scholars forever. I pray God to give eternal peace to his pious soul.
(former student, CILS, JNU)

Tribute from a student.of Prof Anand - Nirmalya Sen

Dear Teachers and my fellow scholars,

I convey my deepest condolence on the sad demise of Professor R.P. Anand. Professor Anand's contribution towards developing an Asian and African perspective on international law, and towards building the scholarship of international law in India is in itself a colossal accomplishment. He has been an inspiration for subsequent generations of scholars of international law from a third world perspective. I was very fortunate to have had some opportunity of being taught  by Prof. Anand. As I reflect on the news of his demise, I feel that one of the most subtle attributes behind the greatness of Prof. Anand was that he always considered himself to be a keen student of international law. He would invariably be present in almost every Friday seminar in spite of the difficulty it would have perceivably caused him to attend the same in the last few years. Indeed, he had a deep passion and urge to know more about international law and contemporary issues related to international law. Such passion and commitment is worthy of the highest salutation.

I join the fraternity of the Centre for International Legal Studies and the larger JNU community in paying a rich tribute to Prof. Anand. In this regard, I wish to make a humble suggestion to institute an annual academic event appropriate to honour Prof. Anand (e.g., a memorial lecture series).

Yours Sincerely
Nirmalya Syam

Tribute from Judge Thomas Mensah from Yale Law School

I got the news of RP's passing with much sorrow. I was a great fan of his, and my children still remember him with great affection. He was a real giant of a scholar, and the third world has lost a most respected and knowledgeable spokesperson. However, I take consolation from the fact that he has left such  a tangible legacy in his many writings and the many scholars that he helped to shape and inspire. I am convinced that his contribution and influence will continue to be felt wherever international law is taught or discussed.