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Ram Prakash Bambah

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Ram Prakash Bambah (born 17 September 1925)[1][2] is an Indian mathematician working in number theory and discrete geometry.

Education and career[edit]

Bambah earned a bachelor's degree from Government College University, Lahore, and a master's degree from the University of the Punjab, Lahore.[2] He then went to England for his doctoral studies, earning his Ph.D. in 1950 from St John's College, Cambridge under the supervision of Louis J. Mordell.[2][3] Returning to India, he became a reader at Panjab University, Chandigarh, in 1952, and was promoted to professor there in 1957.[2] Maintaining his position at Panjab University, he also held a position as professor at Ohio State University in the US from 1964 to 1969.[2] He retired from Punjab University in 1993.[2]

Bambah was president of the Indian Mathematical Society in 1969, and vice chancellor of Panjab University from 1985 to 1991.[2]

Awards and honours[edit]

He was elected to the Indian National Science Academy in 1955.[2] In 1979 he was awarded the Srinivasa Ramanujan Medal,[2] and in 1974 was elected to the Indian Academy of Sciences.[1] In 1988 he received the Aryabhata Medal of the Indian National Science Academy[2] and the Padma Bhushan award.[4]


  1. ^ a b Fellow profile, Indian Academy of Sciences, retrieved 2013-03-14.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Fellow profile Archived 15 April 2013 at archive.today, Indian National Science Academy, retrieved 2013-03-14.
  3. ^ Ram Prakash Bambah at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.