Noted geophysicist Janardhan Negi passes away

Nov 12, 2016 08:00 IST

Noted geophysicist Janardhan G Negi passed away on 10 November 2016 in Hyderabad following a brief illness. He was 81.

He was known for making outstanding contribution in understanding earthquakes, mass extinctions, especially dinosaurs and the movement of the Indian sub-continent plates.

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About Janardhan Negi

• He was a former Director-grade scientist at the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI).

• In his long career of over four-decades, he served as the Scientific Adviser to the Governments of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

• He also headed the MP Council for Science and Technology as Director-General to shape up the policies to integrate S&T.

• At NGRI, he along with two other members published extensively on how major fault zones along the Himalayas and several states could be the cause for heightened earthquake activity.

• His contributions in the field of the super mobility of the Indian sub-continent plates after being detached from Gondwana Landmass and forming the Himalayas and seismic activity won wide recognition.

• He had also published many papers in international journals and was honoured by International Geophysical Unions.

• He was awarded with the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for his contributions.


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