György Kara (1935–2022) was a prominent scholar in Mongolic Studies. His professors at the ELTE University (Budapest) were Lajos Ligeti (Inner Asian Studies: Mongolic and Tibetic) and Gyula Németh (Turkic Philology). He graduated in 1958 and started to work at ELTE University in 1961. His main field of research was Mongolic and Altaic philology. He also worked at the Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan) and the Indiana University (Bloomington, USA) where he became a professor in 1993. He was a real polyglot and spoke close to 50 languages.
György Kara was a wonderful, patient professor and all his students respected and loved him. He was a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and published more than hundred of scholarly articles. After his retirement in Hungary he lived and worked at the Indiana University (Bloomington) where he died at the age of 86.
Professor Kara will be greatly missed and remembered by his colleagues, students from the USA to Hungary and Mongolia.