After several decades of association with the Indian Statistical Institute, Professor Rajendra Bhatia is retiring on May 31, 2017. To celebrate his many important contributions to mathematics and to the institute, a conference is being organised in his honour on May 30-31, 2017. Since Prof. Bhatia’s work has been very diverse, this conference will have a mix of operator theory, complex geometry, quantum computation, mathematical physics and many other branches of mathematics which have benefited from his work.