[PLUG] Zoyd, we will miss you. R I P

Sudhanwa Jogalekar sudhanwa.com at gmail.com
Mon Oct 11 18:03:49 IST 2010

Dear friends,

One of our senior members, Vinay Pawar (usually known as ZOYD),
expired on Saturday (9th) evening.
While he was coming to the PLUG meeting, he met with a traffic
accident near RTO.
He was taken to Sasoon hospital immediately, but treatment was not of much use.

Zoyd was an active member of PLUG since 1999-2000. He actively
participated in all the PLUG events, especially the CMDA expo and
GNUnify.  He was instrumental in creating the name "GNUnify" and the
logo for the first GNUnify conference.

He actively participated in all the PLUG meetings. During the
meetings, he also appeared to think several steps ahead in the
technical matter under discussion, rather than dwelling on the
We will always remember him for his “courteous, un-assuming,
non-pushy, matter-of-fact, positive, helpful comments and suggestions
for improvement ”

He was very good in graphics and did a lot of work in Inkscape and
GIMP. The current PLUG logo (Tux with Puneri pagdi) was created by
him ( after
the initial work by Somesh ).

He was working on blender these days. He did mention in his blog,
about doing couple of models for the recently released short film
"Sintel", but not
confirmed if that got included. He had said he was to be working more
actively in next project.

He was quite active in LFS too. Some years back, he had started a
project called Antomic (http://antomic.sourceforge.net/). In this, he
had created a complete LFS distro called Antomic GNU/Linux. The name
was inspired by "ants".

Apart from his interest and participation in FOSS activities, he was
also active in BMX/mountainbiking with other riders from group

His blog: http://www.vinaypawar.com/blog/
His photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vinaypawar/

His lean, trim, atheletic figure on a bike is hard to forget...
He was just about 30 and his untimely death is a great loss to PLUG.
May god rest his soul in peace.

Zoyd, we will miss you.


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