Dennis Ritchie, the Founder of C Programming, Dies at 70

Dennis Ritchie, the founder of C Programming and the central figure in the Unix operating system is said to have passed away in his home at the age of 70 after a long time of illness. He was one of the most successful pioneers out there in the computer tech world. His discovery of the C programming language is used by a lot of programmers round the world right now.


Every single thing in this giant internet depends on the work of Dennis Ritchie and his fellow programmers who coded the C programming and Unix system in those days. In the year 1983 he received the Turing Award and on April 21, 1999 he received the National Medal of Technology 1998.


His death news was first announced by Rob Pike, a Google engineer and a good friend of Dennis Ritchie, on the newest social networking site, Google+. He quoted “I just heard that, after a long time illness, Dennis Ritchie (dmr) died at home this weekend. I have no more information. I trust there are people here who will appreciate the reach of his contributions and mourn his passing appropriately. He was a quiet and mostly private man, but he was also my friend, colleague, and collaborator, and the world has lost a truly great mind.” in his post on Google+


I believe the C programmers and other programmers out there will truly remember Dennis’s great contribution to this tech world and mourn for his death.