Biography of Birbal Sahni


Birbal Sahni

Born: 14 November 1891, Shahpur (now in Pakistan)

Died: April 10, 1949, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Scope: Archaeology

Professor. Birbal Sahni was an Indian paleontologist who made an important contribution to this field by researching fossils from the Indian subcontinent. Also, he was a geoscientist and a passionate fan of archaeology. He was the founder of his own institute, the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany in Lucknow. He studied the flora and fauna of India and made significant discoveries in paleontology. In addition to writing numerous articles and journals on these topics, Birbal Sawhney was the President of the National Academy of Sciences, India, and also the honorary president of the International Botanical Congress in Stockholm.

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