Benjamin Peary Pal, FRS (26 May 1906 - 14 September 1989) was the first Director of Indian Council of Agricultural Research. He was one of the foremost scientists in Wheat genetics and breeding.
Pal completed his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees at Rangoon University and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge.
Awards and honours
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 1972. He was a bachelor and donated his property to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1959, the Padma Bhushan in 1968 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1987.