Obaid Siddiqi

Obaid Siddiqi, who founded the Molecular Biology Unit (now Department of Biological Sciences) at TIFR Bombay and NCBS in Bangalore, passed away recently at 81 after a road accident. Here is a long and personal tribute to him by K VijayRaghavan, who succeeded him as director of NCBS and is now secretary, DBT (and is a familiar name on Indian blogs).

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  1. I knew him only from a distance; possibly visited him at home a few times in Bombay and Delhi. I remember him as a friendly and elegant man. He used to play cricket and tennis and some how reminded me of Salim Durrani. My condolences to the family.

  2. There is a recent article about his family background which is new to me http://www.telegraphindia.com/1130807/jsp/opinion/story_17187128.jsp


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