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.
Organization founded: In 1946, He founded the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany in Lucknow, India.
Died: April 10, 1949, Aga Khan Palace, Pune.