Respected person and an inspiring psychologist of Nepal, Prof. Dr. Ayan Bahadur Shrestha. We cherish the memory of working under him at the Department of Psychology, Tri-chandra college and later at Central Department of Psychology, Kirtipur, TU.
Prof. Shishir Subba, Tribhuvan University
Dr. Ganga Pathak, Tri Chandra College
Prof. Ayan sir along with other senior psychologists including Panna Lal Pradhan (center). Photo: Ganga Pathak
Dr. Kapil Dev Upadhyaya
Dr. Niranjan Prasad Upadhyaya, former chief psychologist at Public Service Commission (Lok Sewa)
Nepalese Psychological Association (NPA) hosted the 4th Asian Regional conference of International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) from January 3-7, 1992 in Kathmandu. Ayan sir was the president of NPA at that time. A journal called Nepalese Psychologists was also published in the same year of which he was the chief editor. Photo: Ayan B Shrestha
Laila Lama, Trungram International Academy (TIA)
Sujen Man Maharjan, Founder, NEPsychNet
Dr. Mita Rana (PhD)
When I was studying at BA level, I found a book named मनोविज्ञान के हो (What is Psychology?), written by him, in a second-hand book shop at Bhrikuti Mandap. It was so short that it took me no more than 2 hours to complete reading the book. The book was written in such simple language that after reading it cleared much confusion that I had about various psychological concepts. I was so impressed by his skill to express complicated concepts in the simplest way possible and an urge to become his student developed within me. But, when I joined the university he was already retired. I met him few times in some formal or informal programs. Every time I met him, I got to learn something new from him.
He was a great teacher and a good human being. My heartfelt condolences to him.
Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur