The city-based nonagenarian and noted biotechnologist Dr BS Bajaj passed away this morning. He is 93 and considered to be the Doyen of Biotech Industry in Hyderabad.
Recalling his services to the biotech industry, Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao has mourned the death of Dr B S Bajaj. He said his services as Founder Secretary-General of Federation of Asian Biotech Associations was unparalleled. He worked tirelessly to make Genome Valley and Bio-Asia, a reality.
The CM also recalled that in Bio-Asia 2019, he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award. The CM has conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the family members of the bereaved.
Bajaj ensured industry-academia interface and helped formulate the first biotech policy of Telangana that paved the way for the growth of Genome valley and Bio Asia as an annual event to showcase it. “His benign presence would be greatly missed, deepest condolences,” said BP Acharya, MCRHRD Institute director-general and patron of FABA.