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Prafulla Chandra Ray

Bangladeshi chemist

Died when: 82 years 319 days (994 months)
Star Sign: Leo


Prafulla Chandra Ray

Sir Prafulla Chandra Ray, CIE, FNI, FRASB, FIAS, FCS (also spelled Prafulla Chandra Rây and Prafulla Chandra Roy;Bengali: প্রফুল্ল চন্দ্র রায় Praphulla Chandra Rāy; 2 August 1861 – 16 June 1944) was an eminent British Indian chemist, educationist, historian, industrialist and philanthropist.

He established the first modern Indian research school in chemistry (post classical age) and is regarded as the father of chemical science in India.

The Royal Society of Chemistry honoured his life and work with the first ever Chemical Landmark Plaque outside Europe.He was the founder of Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, India's first pharmaceutical company.

He is the author of A History of Hindu Chemistry from the Earliest Times to the Middle of the Sixteenth Century (1902).

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