Dr. Krishnan Namboodiri, 85, of Columbus, passed away on April 29, 2015 in Cleveland after a brief illness. He got his Ph D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and worked as a professor of sociology at the University of N. Carolina, where he was Department Chair (1975-80), and The Ohio State University. He retired in 2000 as professor emeritus from OSU. He is the author of several books and scientific articles. He is survived by his wife, Kadambari; daughter and son-in-law, Drs. Sally and Sudhakar Rao and grandchildren, Sanjay and Samaresh. Anyone wishing can make a donation to the in his memory.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 30, 2015