The Resilient Researcher
It's the one-year anniversary of the death of the beloved botanist Professor Holenarasipur Yoganarasimham Mohan Ram (H.Y. Mohan Ram).
Mohan Ram Left a tremendous legacy of the faculty and students of the botany department at Delhi University.
He had Published over 240 research papers get guided 32 Ph.D. students and his research included studies in floral biology, plant physiology, insectivorous plants, and the river weed family.
In one of his autobiographies, Mohan Ram said,
"I wish I could be like a tree; deep-rooted and firmly fixed, bearing a lofty bole and a broad canopy, continuously absorbing, synthesizing and renewing, bearing fragrant flowers and delicious fruits, unmindful of stresses and insults, resilient to changes and perpetually giving and not coveting. To this, I must add tenacity, based on the remarkable example of a ginkgo tree, almost at the epicenter of the 1945 Hiroshima nuclear explosion, that sprouted from the root after its trunk had been completely demolished along with everything around it.”