Dr. Wazir Singh Lakra
Fellow, Elected 2009

Born in Delhi on 1 July 1955. Educated at Hans Raj College, University of Delhi, B.Sc. 1972-75; HNB Garhwal University, M.Sc. 1976-78; Ph.D. 1983; D.Sc. 2015.

Senior Scientist 1989-98, and Principal Scientist & Head, Genetics and Biotechnology Division, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai 1998-2005; Director, National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow 2005-10; Director and Vice Chancellor, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, 2010-15.

Awards/Honours: Dr. Rajendra Prasad ICAR National Award, 2003; Dr. Hiralal Chaudhuri Leadership Award, 2003; Dr. V.G. Jhingran Gold Medal, 2004; Gold Medal, Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences, 2006; Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Best Indian Fisheries Scientist Award, 2007; Prof. J.S. Dutta Munshi Gold Medal of ZSI, 2008; Vasvik Award, 2008; Hari Om Ashram Trust Award of ICAR, 2009; Gold Medal of Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 2009; Ashirwad Award, 2011; Dr. S.Z. Qasim Medal, 2012; National Academic Leadership Award, 2013; DNA & Star of the Industry Award, 2014; Award of Excellence by NABARD, 2014; Innovation Award by Punjab State Council for Science & Technology, 2014; Founder President, Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation Society, President, Indian Fisheries Association (2010-2015).

Fellow: National Academy of Sciences, India; Inland Fisheries Society of India; Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology; Zoological Society of India.

Research Areas: Fisheries, Aquaculture Genetics, Biotechnology and Biodiversity

Address: 45 Saini Enclave, IP Estate Extension, Vikas Marg, New Delhi 110092; [Tel: Cell: 09920906001; Email: lakraws@hotmail.com]

Dr. P. Bhattacharya Memorial Award, 2011-2012