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Scientist Lalji Singh dead

Scientist Lalji Singh dead

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Dec 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Lucknow, Dec 11: Eminent scientist and ‘Father of D finger printing in India’, Lalji Singh has passed away after suffering a massive heart attack at the Varasi airport, an official said. Singh was 70.

The former Baras Hindu University (BHU) Vice Chancellor was on his way to Delhi but complained of severe chest pain at the Lal Bahadur Shastri airport late on Sunday night.

He was rushed to the BHU hospital but could not be saved.

Singh hailed from Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh and was the founder of the premier Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad.

He had won intertiol acclaim for his work on tribals in Andaman and Nicobar. He was the director of the CCMB between 1998 to 2009.

He took over as the BHU Vice Chancellor in 2011 and continued till 2014. (IANS)

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