Asima Chatterjee

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Asima Chatterjee

Asima Chatterjee was born on 23 September 1917 and is remembered for her extraordinary work in the field of organic chemistry.

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  • Born : 23 September 1917 (Kolkata)
  • Died : 22 November 2006 (Kolkata)
  • Field of Excellence : Organic Chemistry
  • Most Notable work : Development of anti-epileptic and anti-malarial drugs, research on vinca alkaloids.
  • Graduation : Scottish Church College, 1936
  • Masters : University of Calcutta, 1938
  • In 1940 she joined Lady Brabourne College as HoD of chemestry department.
  • She was awarded Doctrate of Science in 1944, and became first women to be awarded with such honourary title from an indian university.
  • She was awarded with many prestigious awards including Padma Bhushan.
  • She was also nominated as member of Rajya Sabha from 1982 to 1990, by the President of India.
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