Scientists Chemistry – Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar

May 25th, 2009  |  Published in Technology



Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (1894-1955). An Indian scientist and an authority on colloids, Prof. Bhatnagar was director of the Council of Scientist and Industrial Research and was responsible for establishing a chain of national research laboratories throughout the country during Jawaharlal Nehru’s time.

The British Government conferred on him the Order of the British Empire and in 1941, he was made the Knight Bachelor. In 1943 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and received the Padma Vibhushan (1954) from the Government of India.


Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar played a significant part along with Homi Bhabha, Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, Vikram Sarabhai and others in building of post-independence Science & Technology infrastructure and in the formulation of India’s science policies.



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