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  Dr. Sunil Kumar Bhattacharya  
  (B. September 1, 1933)  

Former Principal Scientist, Division of Plant Pathology, Central Potato Research Institute,
Shimla-171 001 (HP)
B-4/375, Kalyani, West Bengal-741235
Email address: bhattacharyyasunil@yahoo.com

Dr. Bhattacharya obtained his doctoral degree in plant pathology from B.C. Roy University of Agriculture, Kalyani. He worked on Wilt disease of Guava (Psidium guajava) in West Bengal. Dr. Bhattacharya joined CPRI in 1964 and worked there till retirement. His work was mainly concentrated on charcoal rot of potato, potato seed piece decay and control of black scurf. He was also associated with epidemiology, host pathogen interaction, screening for resistance, races, fungicidal control and eradication of late blight pathogen. Dr. Bhattacharya has over 40 research papers to his credit. He was awarded twice the Narsimha Award for Best Paper. He worked in various capacities with Indian Potato Association.