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Shri Parvin C Shah---A Distinguished Career

Cherubic smile, stocky physique, shiney top with sparce grey touch [on the sides], and complimented with visibly intelligent eyes make this man unique. Parvinbhai, known also as Mr P C Shah, impressed people with his keen sense of hearing, tolerance, persistence, professionalism and more than any of these—the natural gujju sense of business which helped him make NICTAS one of the most successful NISSAT ventures! Atleast in India, in the area of textiles and allied subjects, NICTAS to the textile engineers is what CAS is to chemists and chemical engineers or what CAB is to agriculture scientists!

Parvin C Shah [Photograph]

That Mr Shah had an MSc in chemistry, a post-graduate Diploma in Library Science and has published over 110 papers, conducted a national survey on information needs of the textile and allied industries in India are a matter of academics. In a distinguished career spanning over three decades and a half [nurtured initially by none other than Vikrambhai!], our Parvinbhai had conceptualised, designed, developed, provided, marketed qualitative, fee-based information services in the area of textiles. He has been associated with various professional associations like ILA, IASLIC, SIS, Textile Information Council Inc. USA, and contributing immensely in the areas of library automation, resource sharing, users meets and so on. He is also involved in professional training at post-graduate level at S.P. University,k Gujarat University, Gujarat Vidyapith, IGNOU, Gujarat Pustakalay Mandal.

Mr PC Shah is a recepient of ILA Diamond Jubilee Award in 1993 and also the Fellowship of SIS in 1993 for his distinguished contributions. His short bio-data runs into over 5 pages!

We could only add "Mr PC Shah [Parvinbhai!], we greatly appreciate your distinguished services to the users of textile information and to NISSAT efforts. We also know you would continue to do so. Even then, we will miss you a lot.". May you have a more rewarding, prosperous, peaceful and contended life.