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Agronomist , researcher , rice breeder

Sant Singh Virmani, Indian Agronomist, rice breeder, researcher. Recipient Commendation Letter, Government Liberia, 1977. Fellow Indian Society Genetics and Plant Breeding; member Crop ImprovementSoc. India (vice president since 1990), American Society Agronomy, Crop Science Society of the Philippines, Association Rice Research Workers in India, Indian Society Seed Science and Technology, Rotary Interant.

Background

Virmani, Sant Singh was born on July 5, 1940 in Bannu, Pakistan. Son of Mani Singh and Jeewan Kaur (Muniyal) Virmani.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Vikram U., Ujjain, India, 1961; Master of Science in Agricultural Botany, Vikram U., Ujjain, India, 1963; Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Breeding, Punjab (India) Agricultural U., 1969.

Career

Research assistant plant breeding, Madhya Pradesh Department Agriculture, Pawarkheda, India, 1963-1964; research assistant plant breeding, U. Ludhiana (India), Ludhiana, 1964-1966; senior research fellow university grants committee, Punjab Agricultural U., Ludhiana, 1966-1969; assistant geneticist legumes, Punjab Agricultural U., Ludhiana, 1972-1973; rice breeder, International Institute Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1973-1979; post doctoral research fellow, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, 1970-1972; visiting scientist, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, 1979-1980; plant breeder, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, since 1980; deputy head plant breeding, genetics, biochemistry division, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, since 1990. Consultant International Institute Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, 1979, Food and Agriculture Organisation, Rome, 1988, 91, 92, 93.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board International Journal Plant Breeding, Euphytica, since 1987. Contributor chapters to books, and papers and abstracts to journals.

Membership

Fellow Indian Society Genetics and Plant Breeding. Member Crop ImprovementSoc. India (vice president since 1990), American Society Agronomy, Crop Science Society of the Philippines, Association Rice Research Workers in India, Indian Society Seed Science and Technology, Rotary Interant.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, Indian music, bridge.

Connections

Married Inderjeet Kaur Narula, August 10, 1969. Children: Raminder K., Jusmeet S.

father:
Mani Singh Virmani

mother:
Jeewan Kaur (Muniyal) Virmani

spouse:
Inderjeet Kaur Narula

children:
Raminder K. Virmani

Jusmeet S. Virmani