Yash Pal

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Yash Pal (26 November 1926 – 24 July 2017), also known as Yash Pal Singh, was an Indian scientist, educator and educationist. He was known for his works to the study of cosmic rays, as well as for being an institution-builder. In his later years, he has become one of the leading science communicators of the country.

Starting his career at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), he later remained chairman of the University Grants Commission from 1986 to 1991. In 2013, he was awarded India's second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan.

Pal died of lung cancer on 24 July 2017 in Noida, Uttar Pradesh at the age of 90.[1]

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  1. "Renowned Indian scientist Professor Yash Pal dead". The Indian Express. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.

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