Dr. Avverahally Thammanna Sadashiva

Born in Channapatna, Karnataka on 20 June 1957. B.Sc. (Hort.) 1980, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru; M.Sc. (Oleri) 1982, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana; Ph.D. (Hort.) 1988, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru

Director (R & D), Nethra Crop Scences Pvt,. Ltd., Bengaluru

Scientist, 1987-92, Scientist (Sr. Scale), 1992-98; Senior Scientist, 1998-06, Principal Scientist, 2006 to 2019 and Head, 2009-2019, Division of Vegetable Crops, ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru

Awards/Honours: ICAR's most prestegious Award- Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award for Outstanding Research in Agricultural Sciences 2018 in Crop & Horticultural Sciences (2019), Dr. N.G.P. Rao Endowment Award for outstanding contributions in the area of crop sciences for the Biennium 2017-2018 by NAAS ( 2019), Dr. Biswajit Choudhary Memorial Award-2017 for Outstanding Vegetable Scientists by ISVS (2019), ICAR Award for Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Research in Agriculture (2016), Dr. M.H. Marigowda National Endowment Award for the Best Horticultural Research (2017) by UAS (B), Dr. Kalayya Krishnamurthy National Award for the Best Agricultural Research (2015) by UAS (B), Dr. Kirti Singh Gold Medal (2014) by IAHS, Dr. Kirti Singh Life Time Achievement Award in Vegetable Scence (2014) by IAHS, Special Award of Excellence for the development of triple disease resistant tomato hybrids (2012) by ICAR-IIHR, Earl J Scherago Travel Grant Award to USA (2010) & Awarded with "Adopt a Scientist Grants" to attend the 14th World Processing Tomato Congress (WPTC) and 16th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato (2020) by WPTC, France.

Fellow: Indian Academy of Horticulture Science (IAHS) (2015), New Delhi; Indian Society of Vegetable Science, Varanasi (2019)

Research Areas: Vegetable Science (Tomato Breeding)

Address: #1420, 3rd Main, 3rd Cross, Chandra Layout, Bengaluru 560040, Karnataka; [Tel: Res. (080) 23218526; Cell: 9845097472; Email: atsbrs@gmail.com; atsbrs@yahoo.co.in]

Dr. N.G.P. Rao Endowment Award 2017-2018