Bhola Nath Singh obtained DSc (1926) from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He was founder Director, Institute of Agricultural Research, Banaras Hindu University; and also Agricultural Adviser, Government of India.
Academic and Research Achievements: Singh had deep interest in plant physiology, agriculture and agronomy. He did much work on the mechanisms of growth, respiration, assimilation, permeability, transpiration, and metabolism in plants. His fundamental researches produced results of importance in improving agriculture.
Other Contributions: Singh served as Member of the British Ecological Society, Biochemical Society, London, Botanical Society of America, American Society of Plant Physiologists, American Society of Agronomy, American Genetic Association, Indian Botanical Society, and Indian Society of Soil Science.
Awards and Honours: Dr Singh was conferred the Diploma of Honour and Scientific Medal of Merit by Academia de Sciences, Brazil. He was elected Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (India), Allahabad, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, and Royal Horticultural Society, London