
Conjeevaram Srirangachari Seshadri did his PhD (1958) from University of Bombay specializing algebraic geometry and algebraic groups. He was Professor (1965), Senior Professor (197584) at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai; Senior Professor, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai (198489); and Dean, School of Mathematics, SPIC Science Foundation, Chennai. Academic and Research Achievements: Seshadri has contributed to the following fields: (i) moduli of vector bundles: (a) solution of Serre's problem on the affine plane, (b) construction of the Picard variety on any complete variety, (c) construction of the moduli spaces of vector bundles on a smooth projective curve of genus g?2; further (in collaboration with MS Narasimhan) their transcendental characterization by unitary representation of certain Fuchsian groups, (d) parabolic vector bundles on curves, (e) vector bundles on singular curves; (ii) proof of Mumford's conjecture, especially its proof for GL(2); and (iii) (in collaboration with Lakshimibai and Musili) standard monomial theory generalizing a classical work of Hodge. Other Contributions: Seshadri was the Member, Editorial Board, Proceedings of the Indian Academy Science (Mathematical Science); advisory editor, Texts and Readings in Mathematics and Member, INSA Council (198789). Awards and Honours: Seshadri is the recipient of SS Bhatnagar Prize (1972); Srinivasa Ramanujan Medal (INSA) (1985). He is a Fellow, the Royal Society, London, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, Member, American Mathematical Society. 