Elected Fellow - 2005
Agricultural Sciences & Forestry - HorticultureDB: 26-05-1934
Born in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Government Agricultural College, Kanpur, 1951-1955, University of Florida, USA, 1958-62, B.Sc. 1955; M.S. 1960; Ph.D 1962
President, International Society for Noni Science (2010 onwards); Chairman, World Noni Research Foundation; Scientist Pool Officer, 1962-63; Vegetable specialist, J & K, Srinagar, 1963-65; Associate Professor / Vegetable Botanist, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana / Hissar, 1965-70; Professor & Head, Department of Vegetable Crops, Hariyana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1970-77; Dean of Agriculture, Narendra Deve University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad (UP), 1977-84 and Vice-Chancellor, 1984-89; Vice-Chancellor, Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur, 1989-93; Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur, 1993-95; Member, 1995-98 and Chairman, ASRB, 1998-99; Advisor, Govt. of Nepal for Establishment of Agricultural University, 1995, FAO consultant in Cambodia, 1999.
Awards and fellowships
Leonard Vaughan Award of American Society of Horticultural Science, 1961; Horticultural Society of India Gold Medal, 1993; D.Sc.(h.c), TNAU, 2000, PNSAF Gold Medal 2002; Dr. M. S. Randhawa Memorial Award, 2001-02; Purvanchal Ratna Award, 2003; Senior Vice President, Hort. Society of India; HIS Shiv Shakti Life Time Achievement Award, 2007, World Wellness Open University Life Time Achievement Award, 2008.
National Academy of Sciences, India; Indian Potato Association; Indian Society of Vegetable Science; Horticultural Society of India, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences
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