Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

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Birthday
29, 1893
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jun 28, 1972 (78)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
29, 1893
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jun 28, 1972 (78)

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A scientist who founded the Indian Statistical Institute and is remembered for the statistical measure known as Mahalanobis distance.He was also the President of the Indian Science Congress in 1950.

Before Fame

He studied physiology at Edinburgh University.

Trivia

He received the Padma Vibhushan, one of India's highest civilian awards, for his contributions to the sciences.

Family Life

His grandfather, Gurucharan, opened a chemist shop in 1860.

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He worked as a secretary for Nobel Prize-winning author Rabindranath Tagore.

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