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“It is a gem- small and beautiful...... and Prof. Medhi connected his work with some Indian linguistic history.Wonderful!”
‘Gyan Yogi’ Prof. Medhi did not enjoy being in the lime light. It was his nature to shun publicity. Prof. Medhi's stature as a scientist of world class is brought clearly in the book ‘‘Glimpses into the life and works of J. Medhi’ written by Dr. Chandra Kanta Chetia, an Ex Professor of Statistics of Dibrugarh University, Assam and published by 'Vigyan Prasar', an autonomous organization under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India in 2007. In the foreword of the book Prof. D. Kakati, an Ex Prof. of IIT, Madras and IIT, Guwahati and Former Vice Chancellor of Dibrugarh University, Assam rightly mentioned“.....Writing the life story of a world class scientist emerging through the miasma of a region tangled in traditions has been commendable achievement of Dr. Chetia....”.
Prof. Medhi commanded respect not only from the academic world but also from the big corporate houses all over the world. The following incident clearly shows how much importance they bestowed on Prof. Medhi.
In August 1993, Prof. Medhi, after completion of an assignment in Canada was on a private visit to USA with a tourist visa. Motorola Inc. (Sattelite Communications Division, Chandler, AZ, USA) on their own initiative, requested the Immigration and Naturalization Service of USA to grant him non-immigrant visa classification that would allow him to render scientific consultation. In the application,