Eminent scientist Mihir Chowdhury passes away

4 Apr 2017

Eminent scientist, scholar and educator Mihir Chowdhury   passed away here on March 28 at the age of close to 80.
Head of Chemistry in Presidency College and Head of the Department of Physical Chemistry at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science were among Chowdhury’s several assignments during his distinguished career.
A recipient of the prestigious S S Bhatnagar Award, Chowdhury did his post-doctoral research in the US (Pennsylvania State University and University of Chicago. He was conferred Honoris Causa by Vidyasagar University in 2007 and happened to be the only recipient of  honorary doctorate  at Presidency University’s first convocation in 2013.
He has left behind a legacy of students, a majority of whom are in academia and among his nearly 30 PhD students, at least 10 are fellows of various national academies, according to  a press note  based on inputs provided his son Dr Arindam Chowdhury and  his former students and colleagues.(EOIC)