Yet another pioneer of music – Dolby passes away!


It hasn’t even been 3 months since the death of Amar Gopal Bose, the founder of Bose Corp. and here is another demise news hitting the circuits. Ray Dolby – the man behind Dolby Laboratories passed away on September 13 in his residence at San Francisco. He was suffering from Alzheimer and was later also diagnosed with leukemia. 

Known for its first class quality of sound, Dolby is became popular name for a layman since the 90’s. Dolby found this company in 1965 and later, his brand became synonymous with sound.  His inventions related to noise reduction and surround sound created a drastic positive impact in the development of technology in music, movies and entertainment in contemporary times.

 Terming it to be a major loss for the music technology, the current CEO of Dolby Laboratories, Kevin Yeaman said, “Today we lost a friend, mentor and true visionary.”

 We completely agree with the man. Considering the fact that Dolby owned 50 US patents, several Emmys, 2 Oscars, one Grammy and many such awards, loosing the founder of the same has left the industry and Dolby fans in shock! 

Ray improvised the quality of sound and changed the world of music because he had the passion for it. Talking about her husband, Dagmar Dolby said, “Ray really managed to have a dream job. Because he could do exactly what he wanted to do, whichever way he wanted to do it, and in the process, did a lot of good for many music and film lovers. And in the end, built a very successful company.”

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