Birbal Sahni

1891 - 1949

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Birbal Sahni FRS (14 November 1891 – 10 April 1949) was an Indian paleobotanist who studied the fossils of the Indian subcontinent. He also took an interest in geology and archaeology. He founded what is now the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany at Lucknow in 1946. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Birbal Sahni has received more than 219,666 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Birbal Sahni is the 726th most popular biologist (down from 612th in 2019), the 73rd most popular biography from Pakistan and the 2nd most popular Pakistani Biologist.

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Among biologists, Birbal Sahni ranks 726 out of 844. Before him are Janaki Ammal, Robert H. MacArthur, Paul Nurse, José Antonio Pavón Jiménez, Maxwell T. Masters, and François Marie Daudin. After him are Jacob Bjerknes, Wilhem de Haan, Edward Newton, Hugh Edwin Strickland, Sir William Jardine, 7th Baronet, and John Abbot.

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Among people born in 1891, Birbal Sahni ranks 194Before him are Gustaf Dyrssen, Boris Lavrenyov, Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska, Wallace Reid, Mary Browne, and V. Volodarsky. After him are William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim, Arnold Jackson, Jetta Goudal, August Gailit, Gaston Strobino, and Eva Kotchever. Among people deceased in 1949, Birbal Sahni ranks 129Before him are Fedor Ozep, Francesca Bonnemaison i Farriols, Bill Robinson, František Halas, Robert Ripley, and Henry Petersen. After him are Albert Ammons, Paul Chocque, Ivar Lykke, Clarence Kingsbury, Gregory Mathews, and Henry Slocum.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Birbal Sahni ranks 73 out of 158. Before him are Raaj Kumar (1926), Duleep Singh (1838), Bahlul Lodi (1406), Muhammad Khan Junejo (1932), Manoj Kumar (1937), and Margaret Lockwood (1916). After him are Yousaf Raza Gillani (1952), Reginald Dyer (1864), Muhammad Mian Soomro (1950), Amrita Singh (1958), Noor Jehan (1926), and Shahid Khan (1950).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Pakistan

Among biologists born in Pakistan, Birbal Sahni ranks 2Before him are Har Gobind Khorana (1922).