Stamps India – Dr D S Kothari – By India Post
D. S. Kothari, was an eminent scientist. He was a great educationist. His contribution to the entire spectrum of Indian education from elementary school to the university level is well-known. He was a student of Meghnad Saha. Kothari is regarded as the architect of defense science in India. He also played an important role in development of many other organizations, notable along them are the University Grants Commission and the National Council of Education Research and Training. Above all Kothari was an outstanding teacher. He had the moral and intellectual qualities of a rare human being. He devoted his life to the pursuit of knowledge in its widest sense. He was a multifaceted personality—an outstanding teacher, a great educationist, a renowned physicist and a highly successful leader and organizer.
Dr Kothari received several honors and awards. The Government of India honoured him with Padma Bhushan in 1962 and Padma Vibhushan in 1973. After his retirement from the Delhi University in 1971, he was appointed Emeritus Professor and he continued to maintain close contact with students and teachers almost till his death on February 4, 1993. In honour of Dr Kothari the Delhi University has established the D. S. Kothari Centre for Science, Ethics and Education. One of the objectives of this centre is to collect technical and non-technical writings of Kothari in book form.
Date Of Issue:-06.07.2011.
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