Amar Bose has died aged 83

The founder of the Bose Corporation and MIT researcher Dr. Bose, was born in 1929 and passed away at the age of 83 in Wayland, Massachusetts on July 12, 2013.

Dr Amar Bose - 1929-2013
Dr Amar Bose - 1929-2013

Last Friday MIT reported the death of one of the most successful researchers and entrepreneurs in the field of Acoustics.

The results of his research as a Professor at MIT, allowed him to set up the private company Bose in 1964 for the purpose of furthering his research and innovation and to bring new and improved audio products to market.

By 2011 his net worth was estimated at over $1 Billion, and he quite generously gave the majority of Bose stock to MIT so that the institution would have recurring income to support further research efforts in acoustics. The gift was given with rules that say MIT can't use their shares to vote or participate in the management of Bose in any way.

Disclosure: As regular visitors to will know, Bose have been advertising their L1 PA Systems on this website over the last few years. The L1 systems are a perfect example of the acoustic technologies developed by Bose - they can cater to an audience of up to 500 with a single set of speakers placed behind the band with no feedback issues - something not generally possible with regular PA technology.

“Amar Bose was an exceptional human being and an extraordinarily gifted leader,” MIT President L. Rafael Reif said. “He made quality mentoring and a joyful pursuit of excellence, ideas and possibilities the hallmark of his career in teaching, research and business. I learned from him, and was inspired by him, every single time I met with him. Over the years, I have seen the tremendous impact he has had on the lives of many students and fellow faculty at MIT. This proud MIT graduate, professor and innovator was a true giant who over decades enriched the Institute he loved with his energy, dedication, motivation and wisdom. I have never known anyone like him. I will miss him. MIT will miss him. The world will miss him.”

The President of Bose, Bob Maresca, published the following statement on the company's website:

For more information see Dr Amar Bose's Wikipedia Page.

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