Srinivasan Varadarajan
Born(1928-03-31)31 March 1928
Tamil Nadu, India
Died11 May 2022(2022-05-11) (aged 94)
Corporate executive
Civil servant
AwardsPadma Bhushan

Srinivasan Varadarajan (31 March 1928 – 11 May 2022) was an Indian chemist, civil servant, corporate executive and the former chairman of several public sector undertakings such as Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (IPCL), Petrofils Cooperative Limited, Engineers India Limited (EIL), and Bridge and Roof Company (India).[1]


Varadarajan hails from Tamil Nadu. He obtained two master's degrees (MA and MSc) from Madras University and Andhra University and two doctoral degrees (Ph.D.) from University of Delhi and University of Cambridge. He worked as a faculty member at several educational institutions such as Delhi University (1949–53), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1956-57) and Department of Radiotherapeutics and University of Cambridge (1957–59).


The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan in 1985 for his contributions to society.[2]

He was an elected fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (1983), Indian Academy of Sciences (1972)[3] and The World Academy of Sciences (1997).[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Indian Fellow". Indian National Science Academy. 2016. Archived from the original on 13 August 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  3. ^ "IAS Fellow". Indian Academy of Sciences. 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  4. ^ "TWAS Fellow". The World Academy of Sciences. 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2016.