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Father of DNA fingerprinting in India, Lalji Singh, passes away


--> Eminent scientist and ‘father of DNA fingerprinting in India’ Lalji Singh died following a heart attack.

--> Dr. Singh was one of the leaders instrumental in making DNA fingerprinting mainstream in India, both at the level of research as well as for forensic applications.

--> This was after techniques advanced by him led to DNA profiling being used to establish parentage as well as solve some high profile crime cases in India.

--> Based on his work he was tasked by the government — in the late 1990s — to establish the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD) with a mandate of making it a nodal centre for DNA fingerprinting and diagnostics for all species and several diseases.

--> He also set up a slew of dedicated labs that worked on several aspects of genetics such as population biology, structural biology and transgenic research.

--> Dr. Singh served as a director at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad from 1998 to 2009.

--> He went on to become Vice Chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University (2001 - 2014), his alma mater.

--> Until recently, he was active in the Genome Foundation, a non-profit organisation that aims to diagnose and treat genetic disorders affecting the underprivileged, especially from rural India.

--> Singh, the 25th vice chancellor of the BHU, hailed from neighbouring Jaunpur district’s Kalvari village.

--> He was also an alumnus of the BHU and completed his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees from there.

--> Singh was also the recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri award.

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