Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Birthday, Age, Family & Biography

Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar

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BIRTHDAY 21 February, 1894
BIRTH PLACE Sargodha , Punjab
COUNTRY Pakistan
AGE (in 1955) 60 Years Old
Last Updated on : February 20, 2018

Other Name: Sir Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
More Professions : Professor Chemist Chairperson Engineer

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Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar was 60 years, 10 months & 11 days old age.

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Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar was born on 21-02-1894 in Sargodha in the state of Punjab, Pakistan. He was an Indian Scientist, Professor & Chemist.


Bhatnagar was a bright student and he developed an interest in Science right from his childhood. His grandfather was an Engineer by profession and a source of inspiration for him. He completed his graduation in Physics and M.Sc. in Chemistry with a first class grade. Soon he received a scholarship to study abroad in America. However, his destiny was such that he did not get a seat on the ship for America and had to pursue his higher studies in England itself. He was admitted to the University College in London where his mentor was Frederick G. Donnan, a renowned Chemistry Professor.
Bhatnagar was finally awarded the D.Sc. in 1921 and he began his career as a Professor. However, he soon started working on complicated problems like innovation in the process of oil drilling, solving problems for Delhi Cloth Mills, etc. He soon started advocating the need for research in the country. Bhatnagar is referred to as the ‘Father of Research Laboratories’ and he was appointed as the first director of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. He has established around 12 National Laboratories in India for development in the field of Science. 
Bhatnagar was awarded the Padma Bhushan in the year 1954. As an honour, The Government of India has also named an award after his name, the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Award for Science.

Death Info

Bhatnagar died in the year 1955 following a massive heart attack. He was only 60 years of age at the time of death.

1 January, 1955 New Delhi, Delhi India

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