Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding



Fellow, Elected 1982

Born in Dahemun, Budaun, Uttar Pradesh, India on 5 January 1946. Educated at Radhey Lal Inter College, Kachchla, Budaun 1958-64; N.D. College, Shikohabad, 1964-67; Govt. Agricultural College, Kanpur 1967-69; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 1979-83; Plant Breeding Institute, Cambridge, U.K. 1988; B.Sc. (Ag) 1967; M.Sc. (Ag) 1969; Ph.D. 1984. Senior Research Assistant (Off-season Nursery, IARI RS Wellington, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu) 1971-75; Scientist S0, 1975-76, Scientist S1 1976- 82, Scientist S2, 1983-85, Senior Scientist, 1986-98, Principal Scientist, 1998-2008, and Emeritus Scientist, Division of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2008-11.

Awards/Honours: Gaya Prasad Maheshwari Memorial Gold Medal 1967; DWR Plaque of Honour 1997; Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Award 2000; ISGPB Fellow Directory IARI Certificate of Appreciation for developing variety, 2001-02 & 2006; TNAU Recognition Certificate for developing variety, 2010; Secretary, Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding 2007-11; Editor, Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 2014 to date..

Fellow: Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding; Member, National Academy of Sciences, India.

Research Areas: Wheat genetics, cytogenetics and breeding, rust genetics, heterosis breeding

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