by a Brownian motion [Einstein 1926; Medhi 1991]......”. Citation of Prof. Medhi's name in the same bracket along with Einstein indeed highlights Prof. Medhi's stature as a researcher of highest caliber. In another research paper entitled “The Bulk Service Queue with a General Control Strategy: Theoretical Analysis and a New Computational Procedure” written by Prof. W. B. Powell of Princeton University and Prof. P. Humblet of MIT, USA, the authors cited 5 (five) papers of Prof. Medhi and his co-workers out of a total of 16 (sixteen) papers in the reference section. Apart from these fields Prof. Medhi wrote research papers on problems of Meteorology and Hydrology, Demography, Econometrics etc.
Apart from producing high level research papers, Prof. Medhi wrote six books, five of which are in English and one in his mother tongue Assamese. His last book ‘Introduction to Queueing Systems and Applications’ was published by New Age International in 2014 when he was completing his 90 years of life! All the earlier four books written in English were widely appreciated by many experts of the subject all over the world. A very few of which are given below:
Prof. Medhi's first book Stochastic Processes published in 1982 jointly by John Wiley & Sons, New York and their subsidiary Wiley Eastern Ltd., New Delhi, had been widely used as a text book for graduate, postgraduate and research level courses in a number of countries including USA, Britain, Canada etc. following the appearance of its review in American Mathematical Monthly, December 1982. In the said review Prof. Theodore A. Vessey, an expert in Probability theory and Stochastic Processes from USA wrote—