Hall of Fame - Chemist Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray
Prafulla Chandra Ray - father chemical industry
"The Laboratory of Sir P.C. Ray is the nursery of
the young chemists of New India." Such was the tribute paid to
him by the well-known French scholar Sylvan Levi.
Chandra Ray was born on 2nd August 1861 in Raruli-Katipara, a
village in the District of Khulna in Bangladesh. Prafulla
Chandra Ray is respected as the father of the Indian chemical
He succeeded in
which brought him fame and recognition. Later, Ray and his
with organic sulphur derivatives,
and sulphides. In, addition they succeeded in preparing and
characterizing various compounds
of zinc, cadmium, mercuric iodide, etc.
He worked hard to
set up, at a surprisingly low cost, 'The Bengal Chemicals And
Pharmaceutical Works Ltd.' using locally available materials.
Equally importantly, he inspired a generation of young chemists
in India thereby building up an Indian school of chemistry. Ray
strove for the development of the state of Bengal. The
monumental work "History of Hindu Chemistry" bears testimony to
his knowledge of history and science and love of literature. Ray
rightly earned the title 'Acharya' for his service and sacrifice
for science, society and chemical industry in India. Ray's
popular book is "Life and Experience OF A Bengali Chemist".
He was an embodiment
of Indian culture and wanted to re-born only in India to
complete the unfinished services to his countrymen. Ray passed
away on 16th June 1944....More
Hall of Fame
Scholarship or award dedicated to Dr. Khan and others:
To establish a fund for a scholarship in Bangladesh in all level
(from High school to university level).
School presentation /competition on Bangladesh Hall of Fame
among Bangladeshi/ foreign schools to inspire our future
generations from these renowned people life story.
To convince Bangladeshi or foreign professional
associations/local governments/cities to recognize their work.
Dr. Khan way
near Sears tower is the best example.
their name and work:
Use Dr. Khan or others poster or t-shirt during community
events/ festivals instead just event name/Bangladesh
2006/7….etc. Select any personality as a person of the year and
use as a theme.