His name : Embodiment of Shanti, a Virtue Bhatnagar
Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar (1894-1955) was a well-known Indian scientist.
Scientist SS Bhatnagar was born in Shahpur, now in Pakistan (originally in undivided India at the time of British rule).
As a boy, Scientist Bhatnagar used to play with mechanical toys (one trade name MECHANO), mechanical gadgets, electronic batteries, string telephones. His Urdu one-act play Karamati won the first prize in a competition.
- Scientist Bhatnagar field of interest was Chemistry – did his Master’s Degree in India.
- 1921 Scientist Bhatnagar received D.Sc. from the University of London. After return to India, awarded a professorship in Benares Hindu University.
- 1941 Knighted by the British Government, as a reward for his research in science.
- 1943 elected Fellow of the Royal Society.
- Scientist Bhatnagar research interest topics : emulsions, colloids, industrial chemistry, magneto-chemistry. Scientist Bhatnagar usedmagnetism as a tool to know more about chemical reactions.
- Bhatnagar-Mathur interference balance designed by him and a physicist R.N. Mathur – this was later manufactured and marketed by a British firm.
A feather in Scientist Bhatnagar’s cap
Scientist Bhatnagar composed a melodious Kulgeet (university song) which used to be sung with great reverence on occasions and functions in the university.
- Central Food Processing Technological Institute, Mysore.
- National Chemical Laboratory, Pune.
- The National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi.
- The National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur.
- The Central Fuel Institute, Dhanbad.
Honour to Scientist Bhatnagar’s Credit
Posthumously, CSIR instituted the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for eminent scientists, in his honour.
Though dead, he is alive in his Award.
Satya swaroopa Sarveswaraha
God is Truth