Eminent Scientist PM Bhargava Passes Away
Founder director of Hyderabad Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Dr. P.M.Bhargava passed away today. He was 89. He is survived by his son and daughter.
Born on February 22, 1928, at Ajmer in Rajasthan, Dr. Bhargava earned Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry at the age of 21 years. The staff of CCMB expressed deep regret at the passing away of Dr. Bhargava. It was his pioneering vision and effort that led to the establishment of CCMB, for research in basic biology and for its application for the benefit of the society.
Bhargava had also received Padma Bhushan from the President in 1986 but returned it in 2015 as an act of protest against the Governments active erosion of spaces for dissent within the country.