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  Ratan Nadirshaw Sukheswala

Name Professor RN Sukheswala
(Professor Ratan Nadirshaw Sukheswala)
  Gender M
Birth 01-12-1910
Specialization Deccan Trap Rocks; Carbonatite Alkaline Rocks
  Year of Election 1978  
  Demise 03-06-1992

Ratan Nadirshaw Sukheswala obtained PhD (1938) from University of Bombay. He was Professor and Head, and also Professor Emeritus later, Geology Department, St Xavier’s College, Mumbai.

Academic and Research Achievements: Sukheswala worked on the Deccan Trap rocks. He was the first to discover carbonatite alkaline rocks in India.

Other Contributions: Sukheswala served as Corresponding Member, Subcommission on Systematics of Igneous Rocks, IUGS; and was Member, Indian National Committee for International Geological Correlation Programme.

Awards and Honours: Professor Sukheswala was awarded Pramatha Nath Bose Memorial Medal by the Asiatic Society (1978). He was elected Fellow of the Geological Society of India; Indian Society of Earth Sciences; Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Society of India (sometime Vice-President); Earth Science Society of India (sometime President); and Maharashtra Academy of Sciences

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