Dr. Krishan Lal Chadha
Fellow, Elected 1992

Born in Bhopalwala, Sialkot (now in Pakistan) on 15 November 1936. Educated at Government High School, Jalandhar 1948-51; B.Sc. (Agri) 1955 and M.Sc. (Hort) 1960, Punjab University, Chandigarh; Ph.D. 1964, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi.

Assistant Horticulturist, IARI, 1963-64; Fruit Specialist, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 1964-69; Project Co-ordinator (Fruits) and Head, Central Mango Research Station, Lucknow, 1972-80; Senior Horticulturist and Director, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research (IIHR), Bangalore 1969-72 and 1980-86 respectively; Horticulture Commissioner, Govt. of India and Executive Director, National Horticulture Board, New Delhi 1986-87; Deputy Director General (Hort.), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 1987-96; ICAR National Professor (Hort.) at IARI, 1997-2001; Adjunct Professor, IARI, 2011 onwards; Chairman, Indian Society of Agri-business Professional (ISAP) and Indian Agribusiness Systems Pvt. Ltd. (Agriwatch), New Delhi, 2007-08; Chairman, Institute of Horticulture Technology, Greater Noida, 2010 onwards.

Awards/Honours: Borlaug Award, 1984; Om Prakash Bhasin Award, 1992; Dr. H.M. Marigowda Award for Best Horticultural Scientist, 1996; S.K. Mitra Memorial Award, 1998; S.S. Ranade Memorial Life Time Achievement Award, 1999; First HIS-Shivashakthi Life-Time Achievement Award, 2007; National Agriculture Leadership Award for Life Time Achievement 2008; Padma Shri, 2012; Krishi Shiromani Samman, Mahindra & Mahindra Pvt. Ltd., 2014. D.Sc. (h.c.) C.S. Azad University of Agricultural and Technology, 1995, Rajendra Prasad Agricultural University, 2008, and Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, 2009. Recognition as the Indian Horticulture Scientist by the International Society of Horticulture Science, Netherlands. President, The Horticultural Society of India and Past President, Indian Society of Agriculture Sciences, Mushroom Society of India, Orchid Society of India; Boungainvillea Society of India; Vice-President, Indian Society of Vegetable Sciences; and Rose Society of India; Chief Patron, Association for Improvement in Production and Utilization of Banana and All India Kitchen Garden Association; Member and Vice Chairman, Board of Trustee, International Potato Centre (CIP), Lima, Peru; Member, Editorial Board, Commonwealth Agriculture Bureau; Consultant to FAO, USAID, World Bank, IPGRI.

Fellow: International Society of Horticulture Sciences, Netherland, 2014; The Horticultural Society of India; Indian Society of Vegetable Science

Research Areas: Horticulture

Address: President, Horticultural Society of India, F1- National Societies Block, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012; H.No. 7281, B-10, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070; [Tel: Off. (011) 25842127; Res. (011) 26896529, Cell: 9312005646; Email: klchadha@yahoo.com; klchadha@gmail.com]

Vice-President 1 Jan, 2000 to 31 Dec, 2002; Editor 1 Jan, 1999 to 31 Dec, 1999; Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Award, 2003-2004