Atul Chitnis ( 1962-2013) was a German-born Indian consulting technologist died this morning in Bangalore after battling it hard with cancer. He was also the founder of FOSS.IN (formerly Linux Bangalore), which was one of Asia’s largest free and open source software (FOSS) conferences.
Born in Berlin, Germany in 1962, to his German mother Monika and G G Chitnis, he completed his primary schooling there, before migrating to Belgaum in 1972. He had completed his secondary schooling at the Belgaum Military School (1972-78), his PUC from GSS college (1978-81) and graduated in Mechanical engineering from the Gogte Institute of Technology in 1985. After working for a while in Mumbai, Atul settled down in Bangalore in 1986.
AAB deeply mourns the death of Atul Chitnis. We had written on him Atul Chitnis a topnotch techie but our dream of publishing his interview never came through. He had mailed our editor that he will reply to our questions and also specifically said Would love to share my thoughts for my city. But that never happened.
RIP Atul Chitnis.