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Who is known as the ‘Father of Indian Chemistry’?
1. UN Brahamchari
2. P C Ray
3. CNR Rao
4. RA Mashelkar

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : P C Ray

The correct answer is P. C. Ray.

  • P. C. Ray was an Indian chemist.
    • He is popularly known as the ‘father of Indian Chemistry’.
    • He is one of the first “modern chemical researchers in India.
    • He is the founder of India's first pharmaceutical company.
      • Bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals was the first pharmaceutical company in India.
    • He discovered the stable compound mercurous nitrite in 1896.
    • "A History of Hindu Chemistry from the Earliest Times to the Middle of Sixteenth Century" is the notable work of P. C. Ray.
  • Rober Boyle is considered the father of Chemistry.
  • Antoine Lavoisier is considered the father of modern Chemistry.

 

  • UN Brahmachari was an Indian scientist.
    • He synthesized Urea-Stibamine for the treatment for Kala-azar in 1922.
  • CNR Rao is an Indian chemist.
    • He was honored with the Dan David Prize in 2005.
    • He was honored with the Bharat Ratna in 2013.
  • R A Mashelkar is an Indian Chemical Engineer.
    • He served as the President of the Indian National Science Academy from 2004 to 2006.

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