Odisha CM Grieves Passing Away of Padma Bhusan Dr. Trilochan Pradhan
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has condoled the passing away of eminent physicist and Padma Bhusan awardee Dr. Trilochan Pradhan.
ପଦ୍ମ ଭୂଷଣ ସମ୍ମାନରେ ସମ୍ମାନିତ ସୁଖ୍ୟାତ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ବୈଜ୍ଞାନିକ ଡଃ. ତ୍ରିଲୋଚନ ପ୍ରଧାନଙ୍କ ଦେହାନ୍ତ ବିଷୟରେ ଜାଣି ମୁଁ ଦୁଃଖିତ। ବିଜ୍ଞାନ ଜଗତ ପ୍ରତି ତାଙ୍କର ବହୁମୂଲ୍ୟ ଅବଦାନ ସର୍ବଦା ସ୍ମରଣୀୟ ରହିବ। ତାଙ୍କ ଅମର ଆତ୍ମାର ସଦଗତି କାମନା କରିବା ସହ ଶୋକସନ୍ତପ୍ତ ପରିବାରବର୍ଗଙ୍କୁ ମୋର ସମବେଦନା ଜଣାଉଛି।
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) December 4, 2021
Born on 3rd January 1929, Pradhan obtained his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1956.
He headed the Theoretical Nuclear Physics Division at the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics from 1964-74, was the first director of the Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar from 1974-89. He served as the vice chancellor of Utkal University from 1989-91.
Pradhan had received the Kalinga Ratna in 2018; Kalinga Samman in 2014; Padma Bhusan in 1990; and Meghnad Saha Award in 1980.