Meghnad Saha (1893–1956) is a prominent name in the history of Indian science. Each of his contributions – as a physicist, teacher, institution builder, Member of Parliament and social thinker and reformer – is monumental. In spite of meagre resources, struggle at every stage and hardly any encouragement for his work, Saha’s achievements are remarkable. He was of the firm opinion that in a country like India, the problems of food, clothing, eradication of poverty, education and technological progress can be solved only with proper planning, using science and technology. His untimely and sudden demise occurred 60 years ago.
Meghnad Saha and his contributions