Indian scientist and academician Yash Pal passes away
Scientist and academician Padma Vibhushan Professor Yash Pal has died at his residence in Noida on Tuesday. He was 90.
Yash Pal was born in 1926 in Jhang in Pakistan. He was raised in Pai in Haryana. Pal graduated with a master's degree in physics from Panjab University in 1949 and gained a PhD degree in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1958.
Pal was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1976 and India's second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2013.
In his illustrious career, Pal made significant contributions in the field of science and to the study of cosmic rays, high-energy physics, astrophysics and development, among others.