New York University, New York, NY
His teacher and mentor at Vyankatrao Highschool, Mr. Vaman G. Gogate played a decisive role in directing his attention to mathematics. If not for Mr. Gogate's guidance and some fortuitous turn of events, the chance of someone from the remote town of Ichalkaranji pursuing mathematical research was strictly nil. Subsequently, Mr. Gogate also mentored Amit Deshpande and Raghav Kulkarni (CS theorists) and Abhijit Gadde (string theorist). He is in touch with all his past students and continues to provide guidance on all aspects of life.
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel