V. S. Huzurbazar
|Vasant S. Huzurbazar|
September 15, 1919|
|Died||November 15, 1991(aged 72)|
|Institutions||University of Denver,
University of Pune,
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge, University of Mumbai, Banaras Hindu University|
|Doctoral advisor||Harold Jeffreys|
|Notable awards||Adams Prize (1960)|
Vasant Shankar Huzurbazar (September 15, 1919 – November 15, 1991) was an Indian statistician from Kolhapur. Huzurbazar was the founder head of the department of statistics, University of Pune from 1953 to 1976. From 1979 to 1991, he served as professor at University of Denver, Colorado until his death. He served as visiting professor for two years to the Iowa State University in 1962.
In 1974, Huzurbazar was awarded the Padma Bhushan from Government of India for his contributions to the field of statistics.
Huzurbazar completed his high school from Rajaram High school, Kolhapur. He did his B.Sc. from University of Mumbai and M.Sc. in statistics from Banaras Hindu University during 1940–1941. Huzurbazar earned his Ph.D. in statistics from University of Cambridge in 1950; his advisor was Harold Jeffreys. Huzurbazar worked in the Gauhati University, Lucknow University and also in the Bureau of Economics and Statistics of Government of Bombay.