Born in 1932 in UP, he was a pioneer biologist who shed light on how taste and smell are detected and coded in the brain who transformed molecular biology in India. He has been remarked to be “an extraordinary example of how much a talented person can do, and inspire other to do., by simply following one’s scientific interests, unswayed by the tide of fashion and rewards.” by the former director of National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS). His contributions have been recognized widely within the country and abroad. He was a member of the Royal Society in London, the US National Academy of Sciences, The World Academy of Sciences at Trieste, the Indian Academy of Sciences in Bangalore, Allahabad and Maharashtra. He has also been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, Bhatnagar Prize and many other prizes.
He died on 27 July 2013 of injuries sustained in an accident two days ago.
*May His Soul Rest In Peace*