Padma Shri awardee scientist B V Nimbkar passes away

Padma Shri awardee agriculture scientist B V Nimbkar passes away

Born in 1931, Nimbkar was the founder of Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute

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Noted agricultural scientist and recipient of Padma Shri award, B V Nimbkar, died at Phaltan in Maharashtra's Satara district on Wednesday due to his age-related ailments, sources close to his family said.

He was 90. Born in 1931, Nimbkar was the founder of Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute and worked in the research and development of animal husbandry and agriculture.

He was awarded with Padma Shri Award in 2006 for his contribution in the field of agriculture. He was also the recipient of prestigious Jamnalal Bajaj award. 

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