Bose Corporation makes some of the world’s best high end speakers which are widely used everywhere and loved. it was founded by Amar Bose in the year 1964 in the Suburbs of Boston.
Amal Gopal Bose was born on Nov. 2, 1929. His father Nani Gopal Bose was an Indian Freedom Fighter in Bengal where he escaped imprisonment and fled to US. At the age of 13, Bose Began repairing radio sets for Pocket Money. During World War II, when his father’s import business struggled his repair business helped support the family. He was admitted to M.I.T in 1947.
He was a huge fan of Classical Music. He realised that 80 percent of the sound experienced in a concert hall was indirect, meaning that it bounced off walls and ceilings before reaching the audience. In the early 1960s, Dr. Bose invented a new type of stereo speaker based on psychoacoustics, the study of sound perception. In 1964, at the urging of his mentor and adviser at M.I.T., Dr. Y. W. Lee, he founded his company to pursue long-term research in acoustics. Later on, his innovative products like the Bose 901 Direct/Reflecting speaker system took off making Bose a huge successful company.
In 2011, Dr. Bose donated most of his non-voting shares to M.I.T so that the Dividends can be used for Education on a condition that they never be sold.
Dr. Amar G. Bose died yesterday at his home in Wayland, Mass. He was 83. He will forever be remembered for his contribution for the music we enjoy today and in the future.