List of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awardees
The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prizes are awarded annually by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) for notable and outstanding research, applied or fundamental, in Biological, Chemical, Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary, Engineering, Mathematical, Medical and Physical Sciences. The purpose of the prize is to recognize outstanding Indian work in science and technology. The award is named after the founder Director of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar and is known as the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology.
Any citizen of India engaged in research in any field of science and technology up to the age of 45 years is eligible for the Prize. The Prize is awarded on the basis of contributions made through work done primarily in India during the five years preceding the year of the Prize.
The SSB Prize comprising a citation, a plaque and a cash award of Rupees two lakh (Rs. 200,000).
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1963: Sibte Hasan Zaidi [Medical Sciences]
1975: Obaid Siddiqi [Biological Sciences]
1978: Hassan Nasiem Siddiquie [Earth Sciences]
1983: Syed Mahmood Naqvi [Earth Sciences]
1995: Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain [Biological Sciences]
1995: Mustansir Barma [Physical Sciences]
1996: Syed Wajih Ahmad Naqvi [Earth Sciences]
1999-2002 data is not available.
2005: Dr Javed Naim Agrewala [Medical Sciences]
The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for the year 2005 in Medical Sciences has been awarded to Dr Javed Naim Agrewala of the Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh. Dr Agrewala has made significant contributions in understanding the bidirectional regulation of Th1 and Th2 cells. He has developed a novel and unique vaccination strategy for inducing protective immunity in Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.
2006: Dr. Gufran-ullah Beig [Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean & Planetary Sciences]
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
Dr Beig has made significant contributions related to middle and upper atmospheric response to anthropogenic emissions of green house gases. His prediction of mesospheric cooling by 2 to 4k/ decade has serious future