New Delhi: National Statistics Day is observed every year on 29th June in recognition of the invaluable contribution of well-known scientist and statistician Shri Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis. My homage to the father of modern statistics in India on his 127th birth anniversary.
Founder of the Indian Statistical Institute, Shri Mahalanobis also established the National Statistical System and contributed immensely in the fields of economic planning and statistical development in the post-independent era.
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis OBE, FNA, FASc, FRS (29 June 1893 – 28 June 1972) was an Indian scientist and statistician. He made pioneering studies in anthropometry in India. He founded the Indian Statistical Institute, and contributed to the design of large-scale sample surveys.
Prof. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis is also known as the father of Indian Statistics. He was a physicist by training, a statistician by instinct and a planner by conviction. His contributions were massive on the academic side as the builder of the Indian Statistical Institute, organizer of the Indian statistical systems, pioneer in the applications of statistical techniques to practical problems, architect of the Indian Second Five Year Plan, and much more.
Posted Date : 30-06-20
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