Shri Murli M. Chugani Memorial Award for Excellence in Applied Physics :

Shri Murli M. Chugani Memorial Award was instituted in the year 1998 by the Chugani family in the memory of late, Shri M. M. Chugani.

The M. M. Chugani Award is given biennially by Indian Physics Association to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions in Applied Physics, e.g., Engineering Physics, Aeronautics, Physics of Ballistic Missiles, Physics of Satellites, Bio-Physics, Reactor Physics, Computers and associated technologies etc. The selection of the awardee is made by a committee constituted by the executive committee of IPA. The recipient of this award should be, an Indian, working in India and affiliated to an Indian Institution. The M M Chugani Award consists of a Citation, a Medal, and a cash amount of Rs.1,00,000/-.

About Shri Murli M. Chugani :

Shri Murli M Chugani industrialist and philanthropist, who founded the company, Hindustan Fashions Ltd., and was its Managing Director till his death on 16th July 1991.The company won many laurels in export performances and he was an important member of the Garment Exporting fraternity.

Shri Chugani was one of the rare Indian industrialists, who although did not have any great understanding of Science and Technology, but had the abiding conviction that sustained efforts in research and development was essential for the progress of the nation.

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