Hazra, Banasri was born on January 16, 1951 in Calcutta, India. Daughter of Subal Sakha and Nibha (Kar) Mandal. Stood First among girl candidates and eleventh in order of merit in the H. S. examination (1967);
Received National Science Talent Search Scholarship award from NCERT, New Delhi (1967-72).
Received the IFS Silver Jubilee Award, Stockholm (1999), and Member of Scientific Advisory Committee, International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden.
Member of Editorial Board of International Journals: Phytotherapy Research, Wiley Interscience, UK; Frontiers in Pharmacology, section Ethnopharmacology, ‘Nature’ Publishing Group, Switzerland [Associate Editor].
• Examination Board Member of Ph.D. / M.Sc. dissertations, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and many national Universities.
• Fellow & Life Member, Association of UICC Fellows, International Union Against Cancer, Geneva.
• Honorary Life Member, Alumni Association of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London.