Eminent scientist Yash Pal dies at 90


The scientist was well-known for his contributions to the field of science education

Professor Yash Pal, eminent scientist and academician, died at the age of 90 on Monday night at his home in Noida.

Yash Pal was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1976 and the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian honour, in 2013.

The scientist was well known for his contributions in the field of science education. He graduated in Physics from Panjab University before earning a PhD degree in Physics from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1958.

Born in 1926 in Jhang, now in Pakistan, Yash Pal has been known for his contributions to the study of cosmic rays.

After completing education, Yash Pal started his career with the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) as a member of the cosmic rays group. He was there with TIFR will 1983.

He was also served as the chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) from 1986 to 1991.


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