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Kantilal Vardichand Mardia

statistics educator

Kantilal Vardichand Mardia, Indian statistics educator. Fellow Royal Statistical Society, American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematics Statistical; member International Statistical Institute.


Mardia, Kantilal Vardichand was born on April 3, 1935 in Sirohi, India. Son of Vardi Chand and Dhelu Bai (Singhi) Mardia.


Bachelor of Science with 1st class honors, Bombay University, 1955, Master of Science in Statistics, 1957. Master of Science in Pure Mathematics Poona University, India, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy. in Statistics, Rajasthan University, India, 1967.

Doctor of Philosophy. in Statistics, Newcastle University, England, 1967, Doctor of Science, 1973.


Assistant lecturer Institute of Science Bombay, India, 1957-1965. Lecturer statistics Ruia College, Bombay, 1959-1961. Lecturer in statistics Rajasthan University, India, 1961-1964.

Commonwealth scholar Newcastle University, 1964-1967. Lecturer in statistics Hull University, England, since 1967, senior lecturer, since 1969, reader, 1971-1973. Professor applied statistics Leeds University, England, since 1973, head department, since 1976.

Visiting full professor Indiana University, Bloomington, 1977, University Windsor, Canada, 1978, Princeton University, 1985, 87. Consultant Author:(with J.T. Kent and J.M. Bibby) Multivariate Analysis, 1979. Also other books and monographs.


  • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals. Grantee Science Research Council, 1974-1977, 76-78, 80-82, 83-86, Ministry of Defense, 1985-1988.


Fellow Royal Statistical Society, American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematics Statistical. Member International Statistical Institute.


Married Pavan Kumari Bafna, July 2, 1958. Children– Bela, Hemant, Neeta.

Vardi Chand Mardia

Dhelu Bai (Singhi) Mardia

Pavan Kumari Bafna

Bela Mardia

Hemant Mardia

Neeta Mardia