The paper recalls the figure of Jindra Kulich, a world known andragogue and historian of education, of Czech origin, who passed away in December 2009. The author provides an outline of life and work of the professor: from the time of his emigration from Czechoslovakia in 1951 - through his work as a folk high school teacher in Denmark and his studies and research at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver in Canada - to his last more than ten years, when he was an independent expert in adult education. The sketch also includes characteristics of the main research interests of J. Kulich - as an internationally recognised bibliographer of adult education, one of the precursors of comparative andragogics and historian of adult education in Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe and Canada. The article makes references to the most significant scientific publications from Kulich's areas of research. It also emphasises numerous research contacts of Jindra Kulich with the community of Polish andragogues and adult educators.