Birbal Sahni (Geologist)

Birbal Sahni (Geologist)

Birbal Sahni was an Indian paleobotanist. he studied the fossils of the Indian subcontinent and also a geologist who took an interest in archaeology.


  • In 1936, He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London (FRS). It's the highest British scientific honor, awarded for the first time to an Indian botanist.
  • In 1950, he elected as an Honorary President of the International Botanical Congress, Stockholm.

Born: 1891, Saharanpur district.

Education: University of London, Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

Field: Paleobotany

Organization founded: In 1946, He founded the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany in Lucknow, India.

Died: April 10, 1949, Aga Khan Palace, Pune.