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Passings: Amar G. Bose, Founder of Bose Speakers (1929 - 2013)

Amar Gopel Bose, the engineer, inventor and founder of the Bose Corporation, has died at his home in Massachusetts at the age of 83.

After graduating, Bose enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelor of Science. He then went to the Netherlands and worked for NV Philips Electronics before returning to MIT where he earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering. He then became a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Bose began researching speaker technology. He invented a stereo loudspeaker that could replicate the sound of a concert hall. In 1964, he founded his company and called on angel investors for funding to create The Bose Corporation.

The Bose Corporation grew to where today it employs over 9000 people. Amar Bose became a billionaire but remained a professor of the university through until 2001.

In 2007, Forbes 400 listed Bose as the 271st richest man in the world. At the time he was worth $1.8 billion. In 2011, he donated the majority of the company’s non-voting shares to the university on a condition that they never sold.

Amar Bose is survived by ex-wife Prema, son Vanu and daughter Maya as well as second wife Ursula and one grandchild.