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BIRBAL SAHANI

The Himalayas

The Himalayas always attracted Birbal Sahni. He undertook a number of visits and studied the Himalayan flora. He also made an extensive study of the Rajamahal Hills of Bihar. Examining the fossil plants of the Deccan Intertrappean he put forward the theory that the formation of that layer could not have taken place earlier than sixty-five million years.

From the nature of microfossils in the saline series of the Punjab Salt Range, he concluded that the age of the series could be fifty to sixty million years. His studies added to the knowledge of the formation of the Himalayas. He made a correlated study of some plants in Kashmir, Burma and Malaysia. On behalf of the Burma Oil Company Birbal Sahni undertook research on the microflora of the Assam region.

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About Birbal Sahani
Introduction
The Parents
An Earnest Student
A Fresh Question Paper!
In England
Begins Research
Back In India
Teacher
Guiding Research
Devotion To Work
You are Here! The Himalayas
The Study Of Coins
A Shower Of Honours
A Source Of Strength
For The Research Institute
He Remains An Inspiration
A Rare Personality
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