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Panchanan Maheshwari, Indian educator. Recipient Sahni Memorial medal Indian Botanical Society, 1959; Hora medal National Institute Sciences India, 1964.


Maheshwari, Panchanan was born on November 9, 1904 in Jaipur, India. Son of Bijeylal and Laxmi (Devi) Maheshwari.


Bachelor of Science, University Allahabad, 1925, Master of Science, 1927, Doctor of Science, 1931. Honorary Doctor of Science, McGill University, 1959.


Botany Agra College, 1930-1937. Lecturer U. Allahabad, 1937-1939. Reader, head department biology U. Dacca, East Pakistan, 1939-1947, professor botany, head department biology, 1947-1949.

Professor botany U. Delhi, India, since 1949, dean faculty science, 1954-1956, visiting professor botany University of Illinois, May-July 1959. Chairman biological research committee Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India, 1955-1965. Vice president morphology section International Botanical Congress, Stockholm, 1950, president section plant embryology Paris, 1954.

Vice president morphology section IX International Botanical Congress, Montreal, Canada, 1959, vice president X Congress, Edinburgh.


  • Other Work

    • Author: An Introduction to the Embryology of Angiosperms. Dictionary of Economic Plants of India, 1964. Editor of Phytomorphology.

      Recent Advances in the Embryology of Angiosperms, 1963. Editor publications National Institute Sciences India.


Fellow Royal Society, World Academy Arts and science, Indian Botanical Society (president 1952), National Institute Sciences India (secretary since 1957, president 1964-1965), Indian Academy Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences (honorary foreign). Member International Society Plant Morphologists (president), American Botanical Society (correspondent), International Union Biological Sciences (chairman international commission plant embryology). Honorary foreign; member Kaiserlich Deutschs Akademie der Naturforscher, 1959.

Member German Botanical Society, 1961. Member Royal Dutch Botanical Society.


Married Shanti Maheshwari, July 9, 1922. Children: Satish, Girish, Kamla, Ramesh, Sushila, Saubhagya.

Bijeylal Maheshwari

Laxmi (Devi) Maheshwari

Shanti Maheshwari

Satish Maheshwari

Girish Maheshwari

Kamla Maheshwari

Ramesh Maheshwari

Sushila Maheshwari

Saubhagya Maheshwari