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Birbal Sahni

posted Jul 20, 2013, 12:52 AM by The Scientific Indian

Birbal Sahni FRS[1] (14 November 1891 – 10 April 1949) was an Indian paleobotanist who studied the fossils of the Indian subcontinent, was also a geologist who took an interest in archaeology. He founded the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany[2] in Lucknow, India. His greatest contributions lie in the study of botany of the plants of India [3] as well as paleobotany.[4][5] Apart from writing numerous influential papers on these topics he also served as the President of the National Academy of Sciences, India and as an Honorary President of the International Botanical Congress, Stockholm. <More>

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Jul 20, 2013, 12:52 AM