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  Raghunath Purushottam  Paranjpye

Name Professor RP Paranjpye
(Professor Raghunath Purushottam Paranjpye)
  Gender M
Birth 1876-02-16
Specialization Mathematics
  Year of Election 1930  
  Demise 05-06-1966

Raghunath Purushottam Paranjpye obtained Mathematical Tripos (1899) from University of Cambridge, UK. He worked as Professor of Mathematics and Principal, Fergusson College, Mumbai; Vice-Chancellor, Lucknow University; First Indian High Commissioner to Australia; and also Vice-Chancellor, University of Poona.

Academic and Research Achievements: Paranjpye, the first Indian Wrangler, contributed a great deal to mathematics. A versatile personality, he was a polymath interested in science, education, politics and sports.

Other Contributions: Paranjpye served as Member of the Reforms Enquiry, and Taxation committees.

Awards and Honours: Professor Paranjpye was elected Honorary Fellow of the University of Cambridge, UK; and also Minister in the Bombay Cabinet.

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