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Eminent Indian Scientist Yash Pal Dies At 90

He was known for his contributions to the study of cosmic rays, as well as for being an institution-builder.

25/07/2017 10:28 AM IST | Updated 25/07/2017 10:29 AM IST
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NEW DELHI -- Eminent Indian scientist and Padma Vibhushan awardee Professor Yash Pal, passed away at the age of 90 on Tuesday at his residence in Noida.

He was known for his contributions to the study of cosmic rays, as well as for being an institution-builder.

In his later years, he has become one of the leading science communicators of the country.

He began his career at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) and later served as the chairman of the University Grants Commission from 1986 to 1991.

Pal was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2013.

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