Anil Kumar Agarwal
Born23 November 1947
Died2 January 2002
EducationIIT Kanpur
AwardsPadma Shri (1986)
Padma Bhushan (2002)

Anil Kumar Agarwal[1] (23 November 1947– 2 January 2002) was an Indian environmentalist, trained as a mechanical engineer at IIT Kanpur, worked as a science correspondent for the Hindustan Times. He was the founder of the Centre for Science and Environment, a Delhi-based research institute currently led by Sunita Narain.[2]

In 1987, the United Nations Environment Programme elected him to its Global 500 Roll of Honour for his work in the national and international arena. The Indian Government also honoured him with Padma Shri (1986) and Padma Bhushan (2002) for his work in environment and development.[3]

Further reading


  1. ^ "Centre for Science and Environment". Retrieved 6 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Anil Agarwal - Centre for Science and Environment".
  3. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954-2009)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 May 2013.