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Title :
Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Birth Anniversary
Objective :
To let the people know about the great achievement of Dr. Shanti Swaroop Bhatnager.
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Focus I :
The profile pic of Dr. Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
Misc. :
He was also the first Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC).
Date :
21st February
Related to :
Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Birth Anniversary
Connect Date :
21 February 1894
Connect Place :
Bhera, Shahpur District (now in Pakistan), British India
Special 1:
Sir Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar OBE, FNI, FASc, FRS[1], FRIC, FInstP (21 February 1894 – 1 January 1955) was an Indian colloid chemist, academic and scientific administrator. The first director-general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), he is revered as the "Father of Research Laboratories" in India.
Special 2:
Bhatnagar's first industrial problem was developing the process for converting bagasse (peelings of sugarcane) into food-cake for cattle. This was done for Sir Ganga Ram, the Grand Old Man of Punjab. He also solved industrial problems for Delhi Cloth & General Mills, J.K. Mills Ltd. of Kanpur, Ganesh Flour Mills Ltd. of Layallapur, Tata Oil Mills Ltd. of Bombay, and Steel Brothers & Co. Ltd. of London.
His major innovation was an improvement of the procedure for drilling crude oil.
More Info :
In independent India, he was the President of the Indian Chemical Society, National Institute of Sciences of India and the Indian National Science Congress. He was awarded Padma Bhushan by the government of India in 1954.
A prestigious Indian science award, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology was created in his honour.