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Posted at: Sep 13, 2017, 12:53 AM; last updated: Sep 13, 2017, 12:53 AM (IST)

Former VC dies

Palampur, September 12

Founder Vice-Chancellor of Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya (CSK HPKV) Dr Het Ram Kalia passed away at the age of 95 here today. He was suffering from old age related ailments.

Born in Hamirpur village, Dr Het Ram Kalia defied all odds to excel in academics. He attained his Doctorate from the University of Ohio in USA. He served at HAU, Hisar, for a short while. It was under his stewardship that the College of Agriculture affiliated to PAU, Ludhiana, was set up at Palampur in 1966, which later became CSK HPKV in 1978, of which he was the founding VC. Many remember him as a brilliant scientist and a teacher. — OC

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