India has produced eminent scientists who have acclaimed world reputation. This book contains biographies of Indian Scientists of International Repute such as Panini to Noble Laureate - Dr. Rajendra Pachauri
I wanted a consolidated book containing biographies of Indian Scientists of International Repute such as Panini to Noble Laureate - Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, India has produced eminent scientists who have acclaimed world reputation. Separate volumes containing information of such scientists are available. I searched for a consolidated book containing small biographies and information regarding their research. However, they were not available. In 1964 I had an opportunity to lead the delegation of Members of Parliament of India. During that visit while roaming in the streets of New York, I came across a Book Seller who had displayed the stock of old books on the footpath for sale. While glancing through these books, I located a book titled “ 5 minute biographies ”. In that book, I could see biographies of renowned American leaders like — Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and many others. I purchased the book at the indicated price of $ 5/-. Salesman was honest and he said that there is bargaining practice while purchasing such books. He sincerely returned back $ 1/-. I read the book same night. This incident is still reminiscent in my mind. “ 5 minute biographies ” was a fascinating idea, which had sown the seed in mind to write such book whenever time permits to do so. I, therefore, decided to collate the information of various world acclaimed Indian Scientists, and pen down their introductory biographies. I am aware that they are not exhaustive. However I have taken every care to see that eminent scientists are at least introduced to the youth and entrepreneurs. This book is the outcome of the incident which took place in 1964. To collect information was a difficult task. However my colleagues in Vanarai have considerably helped me in compiling this valuable information from the books collected by me. I also would like to mention the name of Shri. Vyankatesh Sambrani for his co-operation. I believe that this book will be useful for students, youth and inventing entrepreneurs. I am grateful to Shri S. V. Joshi of Utkarsha Prakashan for bringing out this book in a nice and attractive form.
JAI HIND !!!