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Benjamin Peary Pal

Benjamin Peary Pal (May 26, 1906- September 14, 1989) was the first Director of Indian Council of Agricultural Research. He was one of the foremost scientists in Wheat genetics and breeding.[1]


Pal completed his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees at Rangoon University and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge.[2]

Awards and honours

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 1972. He was a bachelor and donated his property to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1959, the Padma Bhushan in 1968[3] and the Padma Vibhushan in 1987.[4][5][6][7]


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