Ashesh Prosad Mitra Birthday, Age, Family & Biography

Ashesh Prosad Mitra

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BIRTHDAY 21 February, 1927
BIRTH PLACE Kolkata , West Bengal
AGE 80 Years Old
Last Updated on : February 22, 2017

Other Name: A. P. Mitra
More Professions : Scientist

Birthday Countdown & Age

Ashesh Prosad Mitra was 80 years, 6 months & 10 days old age.

About   Edit

Ashesh Prosad Mitra was born on 21-02-1927 in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India. He was an Indian Physicist & Scientist.


Mitra was the head of National Physics Laboratory in New Delhi. He is widely known for his work in Environmental Physics. He served as the Director of NPL for four years from 1982 to 1986. He was also the Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research from 1986 to 1991. Mitra’s work mostly focused on the field of earth near space environment through group based and space techniques.  He also studied about the upper atmosphere through cosmic radio noise which led to many new discoveries in the field of Ionosphere, Solar Physics and Cosmic Rays.  He did several developments in the field of Radio and Space Physics.

For his work in the field of physics, Mitra was awarded Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in the year 1968. The Government of India awarded him with Padma Bhushan Award in the year 1987. Ashesh Mitra was also a foreign fellow of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences. Another achievement which landed into his bag was in the year 1988 when he was elected as the fellow of Royal Society of London.

Death Info

He died on 3rd September 2007 in New Delhi. He was 80 years old.

3 September, 2007 New Delhi Delhi India

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