Tribute From NOSTC and NCSC family to 'The beloved Scientist of INDIA'
  • Prof. Yash Pal 'The beloved Scientist of INDIA' (26 November 1926 – 24 July 2017), 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 has become 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 Commissionfrom 1986 to 1991. In 2013, he was awarded India's second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan. Yash Pal is known for regular appearances on the science programme Turning Point telecast on Doordarshan and for explaining scientific concepts in layman's language, along with participation on advisory boards for televised science programmes such as Bharat ki Chaap. 
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