Atma Ram
Born(1908-10-12)12 October 1908
Died6 February 1983(1983-02-06) (aged 74)
Delhi, India
AwardsPadma Shri (1959)
Scientific career

Atma Ram (12 October 1908 – 6 February 1983) was an Indian scientist.[1] In his memory, the Atmaram Award is given by the Central Institute of Hindi, an autonomous institute run by the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India. He was the Director of Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute and assumed the post of Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research on 21 August 1966.[2][3][4] He was also Principal Advisor to Prime Minister and Union Cabinet on Science and Technology from 1977 to 1983.[2][5]

The Government of India honoured him in 1959, with the award of Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award for his contributions.[6]

Dr. Atma Ram was born in Pilana village, Chandpur in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh. His father name was Lala Bhagwandas.



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  1. ^ Mukesh ‘Nadaan’ (2018). Vishwa Vyakti Kosh. Prabhat Prakashan. ISBN 9788177213232.
  2. ^ a b c d "Atma Ram". Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Medal Lectures, 1950-1983: A Collection of Lectures Delivered by Eminent Men of Science who Have Been Recipients of Various Medals and Honours from the Academy, Volume 1". Indian National Science Academy: 573. 1984.
  4. ^ A tribute to Dr Atma Ram, former DG-CSIR by Dr Anil K Rajvanshi Director and Hon. Secretary Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) published in Science and Culture journal.
  5. ^ "इतिहास: अर्थपरक वैज्ञानिक प्रौद्योगिकी के पक्षधर थे डॉ. आत्माराम!" (in Hindi). Sanjeevni Today. 6 February 2017. Archived from the original on 12 July 2020. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Padma Shri Awaardee". Archived from the original on 13 July 2020. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
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