Prafulla Chandra Ray (Chemist)
Acharya Sir Prafulla Chandra Ray was a well-known Indian scientist and first “modern” Indian chemical researchers and teacher. He was known as "Father of Indian Chemistry".
Born: August 2, 1861, Khulna, Bangladesh Education: University of Edinburgh (1887), Vidyasagar College.
- In 1889,he became an assistant professor of chemistry at the presidency college. He published around 150 research papers during his lifetime, mostly of his articles on science.
- In 1892,he established Bengal Chemical Works with a small capital of 700 INR.
- In 1920, He was elected as the Indian Science Congress President.
Books: Research Papers of Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy: A Complete Collection.
Organization founded: In 1901, the enterprise became a limited company, Bengal Chemical and Pharmaceutical Works Ltd and India’s first pharmaceutical company.
Died: June 16, 1944, Kolkata.
In 1932 and 1935, His autobiography “Life and Experiences of a Bengali Chemist”, published in two volumes.