President of India condoles the passing away of Professor Yash Pal

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind has condoled the passing away of eminent Indian scientist, Professor Yash Pal.

In a condolence message sent to his wife, Smt. Nirmal Pal, the President has said, “I am sad to learn about the passing away of your husband, Professor Yash Pal.

Eminent Indian scientist Professor Yash Pal served the nation in various capacities including as Chief Consultant, Planning Commission, Chairman UGC and Member of Scientific Council, International Centre for Theoretical Physics. He was known for his contribution to the study of cosmic rays. His science-based programme titled ‘Turning Point’ made him a cult figure during the 90s. For his exemplary services in the field of Science and Technology, Professor Yash Pal was honored with several prestigious awards including the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. His passing away is a great loss for our country and the scientific community.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences and convey the same to the rest of your family members. I pray to the Almighty to give you and other members of the family, strength and courage to bear this irreparable loss”.