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Mikhail Knyazhanskiy

March 13, 1931 — August 15, 2021


Resident of Zionsville, well known scientist and chemistry professor,

Mikhail Knyazhanskiy passed away at IU north on Sunday, August 15 in the early afternoon.

He was a brilliant man whose curiosity and love for life were enormous.

Author of over 300 articles in many international science magazines and two books, he was a creator of educational courses and has four international patents. For over forty years, Mikhail was Head of the research laboratory and professor of Chemical Physics at the State University of the Southern Region of Russia. Among his students are many distinguished and internationally known scientists and leaders of several Russian educational organizations. He retired and came to the USA to unite with his daughter and granddaughter in 2000.

Until his last days, Mikhail had a clear mind and was an avid reader and had a huge love for classical music. His great music memory and musical talent allowed him to memorize many symphonies and operas and he was able to follow with a full score while listening to them.

He loved and was deeply loved by his family. His beloved wife, Alina , just passed away a few months ago and was the love of his life. He simply could not continue living without her.

Mikhail is survived by his daughter, Natalia; and granddaughter, Alina, who are devastated by his passing and will be missing his laughter, encouragement, humor and his love forever.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, August 19th at 3 PM in the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation North Cemetery where he will be laid to rest next to his beloved Alina.

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