Photosynthesis Research

, Volume 139, Issue 1–3, pp 45–52 | Cite as

Honoring eight senior distinguished plant biologists from India

  • Rajagopal Subramanyam
  • Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev
  • GovindjeeEmail author
History and Biography


We summarize here research contributions of eight stalwarts in photosynthesis research from India. These distinguished scientists (Shree Kumar Apte, Basanti Biswal, Udaya C. Biswal, Agepati S. Raghavendra, Attipalli Ramachandra Reddy, Prafullachandra Vishnu (Raj) Sane, Baishnab Charan Tripathy, and Dinesh C. Uprety) were honored on November 2, 2017, at the School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad. We include here two group photographs of this special event, which was organized by the Department of Plant Sciences, during the 8th International Conference on Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability—2017 (, also available at: The main conference had honored three international scientists: William Cramer (Purdue University. West Lafayette, Indiana, USA), Govindjee (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA, one of the authors here); and Agepati S. Raghavendra (University of Hyderabad, India, one of those honored here as well); see papers in this Special Issue, edited by Suleyman Allakhverdiev, one of the authors here.


Shree Kumar Apte Basanti Biswal Udaya C. Biswal Agepati S. Raghavendra Attipalli Ramachandra Reddy Prafullachandra V. (Raj) Sane Baishnab C Tripathy Dinesh C. Uprety 



We thank each of the honored awardees for helping us produce the description of their research. Our apologies to them for limiting the number of citations to a maximum of seven. We thank the staff and the many student volunteers for making the entire event a grand success. Student volunteers included: V. Sreeharsha Rachapudi, Konubothula Sitaramireddy, Divya K. Unnikrishnan, Shalini Mudalkar, Bobba Sunil, Ashwini Vetcha, Nisha Chauhan, Ranay Yadav, Elsin Raju Devadasu, and Jayender Pandey. We also thank Venkatesh, of Sai Photo Studio, Hyderabad, for the photographs in this report as well as in the Supplementary Material. Finally, we thank Govindjee’s grandson, Rajiv Govindjee, for reading the manuscript before it was sent to the publishers.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajagopal Subramanyam
    • 1
  • Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev
    • 2
  • Govindjee
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life SciencesUniversity of HyderabadHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Controlled Photobiosynthesis Laboratory, Institute of Plant PhysiologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Department of Plant Biology and Department of BiochemistryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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