Vasant S. Huzurbazar
Born(1919-09-15)15 September 1919[citation needed]
Died15 November 1991(1991-11-15) (aged 72)[citation needed]
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge, University of Mumbai, Banaras Hindu University
AwardsAdams Prize (1960)[citation needed]
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Denver,
University of Pune,
Gauhati University[citation needed]
Doctoral advisorHarold Jeffreys

Vasant Shankar Huzurbazar (15 September 1919 – 15 November 1991) was an Indian statistician from Kolhapur. Huzurbazar was the founder head of the department of statistics, University of Pune from 1953 to 1976.[citation needed] From 1979 to 1991, he served as professor at University of Denver, Colorado until his death.[citation needed] He served as visiting professor for two years to the Iowa State University in 1962.[citation needed]

In 1974, Huzurbazar was awarded the Padma Bhushan from Government of India for his contributions to the field of statistics.[1] In 1983 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.[2]


Huzurbazar completed his high school from Rajaram High school, Kolhapur.[citation needed] He did his B.Sc. from University of Mumbai and M.Sc. in statistics from Banaras Hindu University during 1940–1941.[citation needed] Huzurbazar earned his Ph.D. in statistics from University of Cambridge in 1950; his advisor was Harold Jeffreys. Huzurbazar worked in the Gauhati University, Lucknow University and also in the Bureau of Economics and Statistics of Government of Bombay.[citation needed]


Huzurbazar's two daughters, Snehalata V. Huzurbazar and Aparna V. Huzurbazar, both became notable statisticians.[3]



  1. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  2. ^ View/Search Fellows of the ASA, accessed 2016-10-22.
  3. ^ Deshpande, J. V., Vasant Shankar Huzurbazar (PDF), Indian National Science Academy, retrieved 28 November 2017