On Thursday, August 31, 2017, Prof. Dr. Amitya Kumara, M.S., Psikolog has gone back to Rahmatullah. Almarhumah passed away at the age of 57 in Panti Rapih, a hospital near UGM. Her body was buried the next day in the university’s Sawit Sari Cemetary, located in Sawit Sari, Condong Catur, Depok, Sleman. The burial process took place after a ceremony in her honor was held in Universitas Gadjah Mada’s Balairung.
Almarhumah was born in Yogyakarta on February 25, 1960. She graduated from SD Ungaran Yogyakarta in 1972, went to SMP 8 Yogyakarta for junior high, graduating in 1975; and proceeded to SMA 3 Yogyakarta for high school, finishing in 1979. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology in 1985 from Universitas Gadjah Mada, then a master’s from the same faculty in 1990, and lastly her doctorate degree in 2002, from Universitas Gadjah Mada as well. She started her work in the faculty in 1986 and in 2011 became a Guru Besar. Prof. Amitya also served as Vice Dean of Academics and Student Affairs from 2012 to 2016.