Elected Fellow – 2009
Agricultural Sciences & Forestry: HorticultureDB: 15-12-1941
Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, B.Sc., 1961-1964; M.Sc., 1964-1966; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, Ph.D, 1966-1970.
Advisor, World Noni Research Foundation, Chennai since (2007); Office on Special Duty (Horticulture), President’s Secretariat, Rashrapati Bhavan, New Delhi (2004-2007); General Manager, Uttarachal Seeds and Tarai Development Corporation (Pantnagar Seeds), Pantnagar (2003-2004); Emeritus Scientist, Defence Institute of Physilogy and Allied Sciences, DRDO, New Delhi (2002-2003); Director, Life Sciences, DRDO HQ, New Delhi and Secretary Life Sciences Research Board (1995-2001); Director, Field Research Laboratory, Leh (J & K) (1991-1995); Director, Defence Research Laboratory, Tezpur, Assam (1985-1990); Scientist D / Deputy Director, Defence Food Research Laboratory, Mysore (1980-1984); Senior Scientific Officer Grade-I, Defence Agricultural Research Laboratory, DRDO, Almora/Pithoragarh, Uttaranchal (1974-1979); Assistant Professor, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar (1970-1974).
High Altitude Horticulture (vegetables, medicinal and aromatic plants, jatropha, mushrooms, flowers, fruits, ornamental plants and landscape), under utilized wonder plants like Seabuckthorn, Morinda citrifolia (Noni), plant biotechnology, forestry, arboriculture, protected cultivation/green houses and cold desert horticulture.
Awards and fellowships
Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshmitra Award, Ministry of Forest and Environment, GOI (1995); APSI International Plant Scientist Award ( 2002).
Horticulturist, E-713, Mayur Vihar, Phase II, Delhi- 110 091