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He Remains an Inspiration

The mission was being fulfilled; but the leader was snatched away by cruel fate. The stress and strain of establishing the institution caused an irreparable damage to his health. On the evening of 8th April 2949 he had a severe heart attack. He died in the early hours of 10th April, just a week after the foundation stone of the institution was laid. He was only 57.

Birbal Sahni had been elected to preside over the International Botanical Congress, which was to meet in July 1950. But alas, the world lost him prematurely.

Above all, what a cruel stroke for Savithri Sahni! The Sahni’s had no children. But Savithri Sahni was a brave lady. She decided to fulfil the lofty ideals of her illustrious husband and to devote the rest of her life to the development of the institution. She was elected the Director of the Institution was declared open by the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru towards the end of 1952. The institute was named ‘Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany’.

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