The inventor of Bose speakers, Amar Bose, on Friday.
Amar Bose, a professor, inventor, and founder of the audio-equipment company that still bears his name, died on Friday at his home in Wayland, Mass.
Mr. Bose’s death was confirmed by his son, Vanu G. Bose, according to the New York Times.
Bose’s research in psychoacoustics, or sound perception, revolutionized the speaker industry. In contrast to his invention, the man who created these powerful sound projectors preferred to avoid, rather than seize, the spotlight. He was always more used to the halls of his alma mater, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, than to a business boardroom.
Bose was born in 1929 in Philadelphia. His father was a Bengali freedom fighter and a professor at the University of Calcutta who fled to the United States to avoid political persecution.
Bose received his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and doctorate – all in electrical engineering – from MIT and spent a year doing research in New Delhi, India on a Fulbright scholarship.