Pradip Kumar Chanda, an esteemed editor, visionary leader, and cherished colleague, passed away on 4th August, 2023 at the age of seventy. The world of mining, sustainable energy, power, energy has lost a true luminary, and his contributions will be remembered for generations to come.

Born on 21st, January, 1953 in Kolkata, P.K. embarked on a lifelong journey of literary and intellectual exploration. He was a dedicated scholar, passionate about business management, helping scholars, engaged his total liveliness for the development and enhancement of this journal. His remarkable academic achievements and profound insights reshaped the landscape of mining journal universe during his illustrious career. He himself was a patron of knowledge, wisdom that he channelized into the form of blossoming development for those who have the same hunger.

His unwavering commitment to excellence and his remarkable editorial skills propelled him to the position of MANAGING EDITOR at JOURNAL OF MINES METALS AND FUELS & INDIAN JOURNAL OF POWER AND RIVER VALLEY DEVELOPMENT. Under his guidance, JMMF became a beacon of knowledge and a respected platform for scholars worldwide. His editorial vision transformed countless research papers into insightful and impactful articles, enriching the academic discourse in the field of mining, metallurgy, minerals & fuels.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, P.K. CHANDA was known for his warm heart and generous spirit. He nurtured and mentored young scholars, inspiring them to reach their full potential. His colleagues and peers held him in the highest regard, not only for his intellect but also for his humility and willingness to collaborate.

Editor Chanda’s passion for knowledge and dedication to advancing mining journal industry will continue to inspire and guide scholars for generations. His memory will forever be etched in the annals of academic excellence.

May he rest in peace, and may his scholarly pursuits be forever remembered and celebrated.