Dr. Yeshwant Laxman Nene
Fellow, Elected 1992

Born in Gwalior, India on 24 November 1936. Educated at Janakganj School, Gwalior, 1943-49; V.C.High School, Gwalior, 1949-51; College of Agriculture, Gwalior, 1951-55; College of Agriculture, Kanpur, 1955-57; University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA, 1957-60; B.Sc. 1955; M.Sc. 1957; Ph.D. 1960.

Professor & Head of Plant Pathology, GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (GBPUA&T), Pantnagar, 1960-74; Principal Plant Pathologist (Pulses), 1974-80, Leader, Pulses, 1980-86, Director, Legumes, 1986-89, and Deputy Director General, 1989-96, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad; Chairman, Asian Agri-History Foundation, Secunderabad, 1997-2013.

Awards/Honours: FAO International Rice Year Prize, 1967; D.Sc. (h.c.), GBPUA&T, 1991; O.P.Bhasin Award, 1991; Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development Gold Medal, 2001; Pest Control Association of India Lifetime Achievement Award, 2005; Indian Phytopathological Society A.P. Misra Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008-09.

Fellow: American Phytopathological Society; Indian Virological Society; Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology; Indian Society of Plant Pathologists; Indian Phytopathological Society.

Research Areas: Plant pathology; history of agriculture

Address: Chairman-Emeritus, Asian Agri-History Foundation, 47, ICRISAT Colony-I, Brig. Sayeed Road, Secunderabad 500009, Telangana; 47, ICRISAT Colony-I, Brig. Sayeed Road, Secunderabad 500009, Telangana; [Tel: Off. (040) 27755774; Res. (040) 27756866; Fax: (040) 27750630; Email: yeshwantn2@gmail.com]