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Yash Pal & Suniti Kumar Chatterji

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Yash Pal & Suniti Kumar Chatterji

Yash Pal

Born: 26 November 1926

Died: 24 July 2017

  • He was an Indian scientist, educator, and educationist.
  • He was known for his contributions to the study of cosmic rays, as well as for being an institution-builder.
  • In his later years, he became one of the leading science communicators of the country.
  • Starting his career at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), he later remained Chairman of the University Grants Commission from 1986 to 1991.
  • In 2013, he was awarded India’s second-highest civilian honor, the Padma Vibhushan.
  • During 1945-1947, he studied for BSc Honours in Physics at the Lahore campus of the undivided University of Punjab, where he also participated in the Students Union at Lahore as a student activist.
  • As he was entering the final year of BSc in 1947, his studies were disrupted once again due to partition.
  • His involvement in school education dates back to the early 1970s, with the pathbreaking Hoshangabad Science Teaching Programme.
  • His involvement in school education dates back to the early 1970s, with the pathbreaking Hoshangabad Science Teaching Programme.

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Suniti Kumar Chatterji

Born: 26 November 1890

Died: 29 May 1977

  • He was an Indian linguist, educationist, and litterateur.
  • He was a recipient of the second-highest Indian civilian honor of Padma Vibhushan.
  • In 1914, he became an assistant professor of English in the Post-Graduate Department of the University of Calcutta, which he held till 1919.
  • He went abroad to study at the University of London where he studied Phonology, Indo-European Linguistics, Prakrit, Persian, Old Irish, Gothic and other languages.
  • He then went to Paris and did research at the Sorbonne in Indo-Aryan, Slav and Indo-European Linguistics, Greek and Latin.
  • His teacher was the internationally acclaimed linguist, Jules Bloch.
  • After returning to India in 1922, he joined the University of Calcutta as the Khaira Professor of Indian Linguistics and Phonetics.
  • After retirement in 1952, he was made Professor Emeritus and later in 1965, the National Research Professor of India for Humanities.

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