Parthasarathy Iyengar M.O. (1886 - 1963)

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Death: Died in Madras, India
Occupation: Algologist
Managed by: Partha Mandayam
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直系亲属

    • Janaki
      wife
    • Vedavalli
      daughter
    • Alasingarachari
      son
    • Krishnaswamy
      son
    • Thirumalachari
      son
    • Srinivasan
      son
    • Sundararajan
      son
    • Alasingrachar
      father
    • Alamelamma
      mother
    • Thirunarayanan
      brother
    • Singamma
      sister

About Parthasarathy Iyengar M.O.

Haritha Gothra - Yaju Shakha.

Known as the "Father of Algology" in India. He enjoyed many accolades throughout his life. Visit http://www.hinduonnet.com/2008/01/08/stories/2008010856000902.htm to read about the 50th anniversary of his winning the prestigious “Birbal Sahni Medal” for outstanding work in the field of Botany. Prof. Iyengar was the first recipient of this award, on January 8, 1958.

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Dr. M.O.P. Iyengar's Timeline

1886
December 15, 1886
1933
1933
Age 46
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India

"The University Botany Laboratory was established in 1930. In 1933 Prof. M.O.P. Iyengar took over, as the first permanent Director and established a school of algology. He initiated broad based studies of fresh water, estuarine and marine algae, their systematics, life-histories, morphology and cytology. Much of this work was pioneering so far as India is ' concerned.

The investigations of Prof M.O.P. Iyengar, and Prof. T.V. Desikachary, are internationally acclaimed and particularly noteworthy are their contributions to our knowledge of the diatoms, green, red and blue green algae. These studies have culminated in the publication of a number of monographs, Atlas etc."

Reference: http://www.unom.ac.in/guindybotony.html

1937
1937
- 1939
Age 50
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
1938
December 20, 1938
Age 52
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India

Check out http://www.ias.ac.in/j_archive/currsci/8/5/216-217/viewpage.html if you are interested in reading Dr. Iyengar's paper that was read before the Annual Meeting of the Indian Academy of Sciences.

1946
1946
Age 59
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
1958
January 6, 1958
Age 71
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India