Dr. Krishan Lal Chadha

Born in Bhopalwala, Sialkot (now in Pakistan) on 15 November 1936. Educated at Government High School Philloura, 1947-51; B.Sc (Agri) 1955 and M.Sc.(Hort.) 1960, Punjab University, Chandigarh; Ph.D. 1965, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi.

Assistant Horticulturist, IARI, 1963-64; Fruit Specialist, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 1964-69; Project Co-ordinator(Fruits) And Head, Central Mango Research Station, Lucknow,1972-80; Senior Horticulturist and Director, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research (IIHR), Bangalore 1969-72 and 1980-86 respectively; Horticulture Commissioner, Govt. Of India and Executive Director, National Horticulture Board, New Delhi 1986-87; Deputy Director General(Hort.), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, 1987-96; ICAR National Professor (Hort.) at IARI, 1997-2001; Adjunct Professor, IARI, 2010-17; Chairman, Indian Society of Agri - business Professionals (ISAP) and Indian Agribusiness Systems Pvt. Ltd. (Agriwatch), New Delhi, 2007-08; Chairman, Institute of Horticulture Technology, Greater Noida, 2010 onwards.

Awards/Honours: Borlaug Award, 1984; Om Prakash Bhasin Award, 1992; Dr. H.M. Marigowda Award for Best Horticultural Scientist, 1996; S.K. Mitra Memorial Award, 1998; S.S. Ranade Memorial Life Time Achievement Award, 1999; First HSI-Shivashakthi Life-Time Achievement Award, 2007; National Agriculture Leadership Award, Agriculture Today for Life Time Achievement 2008; Padma Shri, 2012; Krishi Shiromani Samman, Mahindra & Mahindra Pvt. Ltd., 2014 and Life Time Achievement Award during International Dialogue on Indian Viticulture, 2019. D.Sc. (h.c.) C.S. Azad University of Agricultural and Technology, U.P., 1995, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology,2008 and Rajendra Prasad Agriculture University, Bihar, 2009.

President, The Horticultural Society of India now Indian Academy of Horticulture Sciences and Past President, Indian Society of Agriculture Sciences, Mushroom Society of India, Indian Society of Ornamental Crops, Orchid Society of India; Boungainvillea Society of India; Vice-President, Indian Society of Vegetable Sciences; and Rose Society of India; Chief Patron, Association for Improvement in production and Utilization of Banana and All India Kitchen Garden Association; Vice President, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (2000-02); Member and Vice Chairman, Board of Trustee, International Potato Centre (CIP), Lima, Peru; Member, Editorial Board, Commonwealth Agriculture Bureau, London; Consultant to FAO, USAID, World Bank and IPGRI.

Fellow: The Horticultural Society of India, 2003; Indian Society of Vegetable Science, 2004; International Society of Horticulture Science3, Netherlands, 2014.

Research Areas: Horticulture

Address: President, Indian Academy of Horticulture Sciences, F1- National Societies Block, NASC Complex, DPS Marg, New Delhi 110012; H.No. 7281, B-10, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070; [Tel: Off. (011) 25842127; Res. (011) 26896529, Cell: 9312005646; Email: klchadha@gmail.com]

Vice-President 1 Jan, 2000 to 31 Dec, 2002; Editor 1 Jan, 1999 to 31 Dec, 1999; Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Award 2003-2004