Gopal Ramachandra Paranjpe received MSc and AIISc from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He became Professor of Physics and Principal, Institute of Science, Mumbai.
Academic and Research Achievements: Professor Paranjpe organized and equipped the laboratories of the Institute of Science, Mumbai and took keen interest in their instrumentation. His work in physics extended to electrical conductivities, extinction coefficients, homogeneity, Raman effect, and counting of dust nuclei. He published three books: Anu Sakti (1958), Paribhasika Vaidnanik Samjna (1969), and Akasa Darsana Atlas (1972).
Other Contributions: Paranjpe was Founder Editor of Srstijnana (1928), a popular science magazine in Marathi. He also served as Member of the Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science, and Indian Standards Institution (now, Bureau of Indian Standards).
Awards and Honours: Professor Paranjpe won the OBE (Order of the British Empire) Award. He was elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore; and Institute of Physics, London.