obituary





Professor Jayashree Acharya



1962 - 2021

It gives us great grief to announce that Professor Jayashree Acharya is no longer with us. She passed away due to COVID-19. Prof Jayashree Acharya was a Professor and Head of Department of Sport Psychology at Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE), Gwalior, India. She was also the Dean at the newly established National Sports University in Imphal, Manipur, India. She has also been the Director of PYKKA Resource Centre at LNIPE since 2014, Vice-President of Sport Psychology Association of India since 2010, and former Dean of Faculty of Physical Education at University of Kerala in Trivandrum from 2006-2008. She was serving as the Indian Representative in Asian South-Pacific Association of Sport Psychology. She had amassed 34 years of teaching, research, and administrative experience. She conducted and participated in numerous workshops and conferences. She was passionate about sports and was actively involved in yoga. Prof Acharya has been an inspiration and will be dearly missed by her colleagues, students, family, and friends. May her soul rest in peace.