Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya
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Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya was born on 1 August 1895. He was an indian entomologist and naturalist who spent most of his career at Bose Institute.
He had no formal college degree. In 1981, the University of Calcutta awarded him an honorary Doctor of Science degree months before he died. He was awarded the Ananda Puraskar for Bengali Literature in 1968, and the highest award for Bengali literature, the Rabindra Puraskar, in 1975.
He published his first research papers in 1932, on life events in the body of plants. Subsequently, he also published work on bioluminescence and other botany topics, but gradually his interests shifted to entomology. He became an expert photographer and photographed many varieties of ants, spiders, small bats, and tadpoles In total, he published 22 papers in English, including in journals such as the Natural History of the American Museum of Natural History.
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