Dr. Kalipada Bishwas
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Kalipada Biswas was born on 3 December 1899. He was an Indian botanist.
He grew up at Beltala, studying at the Mitra Institution, Bhowanipur where he was a contemporary of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. He passed out of Bangabasi College in 1920 and studied under S.P. Agharkar, S.N. Bal, S.C. Banerjee, and G.C. Bose. Biswas had a brilliant academic career. He stood first- class first in the M.A. (Botany) examination in 1922 (securing the University Gold Medal). In 1936 he left for Europe and worked at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew and Edinburgh and in the Natural History Department of the British Museum. He gained his D.Se. (Edinburgh) in 1937.
he specialized in the algae of the Indian region and worked at the Calcutta botanical garden erstwhile Royal Botanic Garden, becoming its first Indian director and heading it from 1937 to 1955.
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