Today Birth Aniversary of Father of Indian Statisics Shri Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid tribute to him as one of the great son of Bengal and India.
Today is National Statistics Day. Remembering the great statistician PC Mahalanobis on his birth anniversary
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) June 29, 2016
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis FRS (29 June 1893 – 28 June 1972) was an Indian scientist and applied statistician. He is best remembered for the Mahalanobis distance, a statistical measure. He made pioneering studies in anthropometry in India. He founded the Indian Statistical Institute, and contributed to the design of large-scale sample surveys.
Weldon Memorial Prize from the University of Oxford (1944)
Fellow of the Royal Society, London (1945)
President of Indian Science Congress (1950)
Fellow of the Econometric Society, USA (1951)
Fellow of the Pakistan Statistical Association (1952)
Honorary Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, UK (1954)
Sir Deviprasad Sarvadhikari Gold Medal (1957)
Foreign member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1958)
Honorary Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge (1959)
Fellow of the American Statistical Association (1961)
Durgaprasad Khaitan Gold Medal (1961)
Padma Vibhushan (1968)
Srinivasa Ramanujam Gold Medal (1968)
The government of India decided in 2006 to celebrate his birthday, 29 June, as National Statistical Day.
PC Mahalanobis thought facial features can determine national identity. He built the profiloscope. Know more:https://t.co/kVjl6vgjoG
— Audiomatic (@audiomaticIN) March 31, 2016
Reverential podcast on PC Mahalanobis and his work on eugenics and race. I wrote about this in India: A Portrait. https://t.co/igmH7pglvg
— Patrick French (@PatrickFrench) March 24, 2016
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— PIB India (@PIB_India) June 28, 2016
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— The Hans India (@thehansindiaweb) June 28, 2016