Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Fellow, Elected 1968

Born in Molhna, Roorkee, on 20 February 1940. Educated at Agra University, M.Sc. 1962; IARI/Agra Univ., Ph.D. 1969.

INSA Honorary Scientist, 2010 to date.

Scientist, Senior Scientist & Principal Scientist 1962-85, Division of Genetics, IARI; Principal Scientist, NRCPB, 1985-90; Professor, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology 1990-93; Consultant/Chief Advisor, FAO, Vietnam 1992; Project Director, NRC on Plant Biotechnology, IARI, 1993-2000; CSIR Scientist Emeritus 2000-2005; INSA Senior Scientist, 2005-10.

Awards/Honours: Om Prakash Bhasin Award 1999; Science Congress Millennium Plaque of Honour 2003; INSA Silver Jubilee Commemoration Medal, 2013.

Fellow: Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Plant biotechnology, genetics, cytogentics

Address: INSA Honorary Scientist, NRC on Plant Biotechnology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; C-II-204, Eldeco Ananda Apartments, Block-D, Sector 48, Noida 201301, U.P.; [Tel: Off. (011) 25841787, 25842789; Cell 9810678220; Email:]