He was born in Purulia, West Bengal, India in 1932. He graduated from the University of Calcutta in 1954. He moved to London in 1959, sent off in style with a personal letter from the then-President of India Rajendra Prasad. There, he met his wife of 27 years, Jill Otto. They moved to the Bay Area in 1966; to Houston, Texas, in 1970; and back to Palo Alto in 1980.
He worked as a financial analyst, an auditor and in various other capacities at Shell Oil, Sohio, Westinghouse, Lockheed and L-3 Communications. He loved playing tennis, cooking, listening to opera and hiking, and was a passionate supporter of the San Francisco Giants.
He was incredibly generous to those in need, loved ones recalled. He was a loving father and grandfather, and he is sorely missed, family members said.
He is survived by his two daughters, Maya Gillian Sen and Julia Nihar Sen; one grandson; former wife Jill Otto; and son-in-law Dylan Campopiano.
A memorial service has been held. Memorial donations may be made to Doctors without Borders or UNICEF.
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