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Narindar K. Aggarwal

February 15, 1934 ~ May 22, 2021 (age 87)


Narindar K. Aggarwal, 87, of Urbana passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Narindar was born on February 15, 1934 in Hoshiarpur, Punjab in India.  He emigrated to the United Kingdom in 1956 and then to the United States in 1958, where he completed his Master’s Degree in Library Science at the Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas.  He married Indra Aggarwal on October 15, 1962 in India, and eventually settled to Urbana, IL in 1964 where he started his career at the University of Illinois. Narindar was brought to the University of Illinois to start the South and West Asian department, and after more than 35 years working at the University, he retired in 2000 as Professor Emeritus of Library Science.

 He is survived by his wife (Indra), his son Niraj (Mona) Aggarwal, his daughter Nisha Aggarwal and grandson Rithik Aggarwal. Condolences may be sent to



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