I am so sorry to learn of your loss of Raj. I knew him in law school, where he showed a gently understated sharp intellect, and at the same time was utterly generous and kind. One just wanted to bask in his positive outlook. He brought that open warmth to his leadership role as President of the Law Review.
One of my favorite memories of being with Raj is that, in my role as chair of the journal's Centennial in the Spring of 1987, we commissioned a fantastic huge cake in the shape of the building that housed the Law Review, named Gannett House. We were delighted that the cake maker had carefully included tiny details, like the phone by the front door and the bicycle rack in front. (I have uploaded a photo of Raj and me with the cake.) Later we served the cake at the Centennial banquet.
I regret that after law school I did not have contact with Raj for too many years. Then in late 2013 I saw the obituary of his wife in the NY Times. I was so sorry for this loss. My mother had died suddenly at age 48 (when I was 14 and my sister was 6). My mother was also a psychologist. I wrote to Raj in November 2013 to send him my condolences, and to say that, even though she was gone, I knew that my mother's gifts and her love were still with me, and I hoped that Raj and his children would share this kind of solace. Raj replied so kindly. We hoped to see each other in person soon.
Now may I offer the same thought -- that Raj's gifts and love will live on in his family and friends. With my deepest sympathies and best wishes,
(Jonathan B. Wiener, HLS '87)