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Prafulla Chandra Ray

  • One of the first chemical researchers in India.
  • Prafulla Chandra believed that progress of India could be achieved only by industrialization.
  • He set up the first chemical factory in India with very minimal resources.
  • In 1901, this pioneering effort resulted in the formation of the Bengal Chemical and Pharmaceutical Works Ltd.
  • Research work in chemistry published under the title of ‘’Hindu Chemistry’’.
  • Ray joined in a specially created post in the Presidency college
  • On retiring from the Presidency college, he became the first professor of Chemistry in the University college of science.
  • Here he continued his research and teaching for another decades till 1937.