Father of DNA finger printing in India Lalji Singh passes away

In a huge setback to India, Father of DNA finger printing in India, Lalji Singh has passed away. The eminent scientist was 70 years old, passed away after suffering a massive heart attack at the Varanasi airport.


The former Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Vice Chancellor was on his way to Delhi but complained of severe chest pain at the Lal Bahadur Shastri airport late on Sunday night.

He was rushed to the BHU hospital but could not be saved.

Singh, was the founder of the premier Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad and was the director of the CCMB between 1998 to 2009.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has mourned the demise of Singh and has said that in his passing away, the country has lost an eminent scientist and an illustrious teacher.

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