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   Dr. Mahavir Singh Rana  
  (B. April 25, 1933)  

Former Principal Scientist, Central Potato Research Station, Model Town PO, PB No. 1,
Jalandhar-144 003 (Punjab)

Dr. Rana specialized in plant breeding and genetics. He did linkage studies through translocation stock in barley. Dr. Rana has also contributed to barley genetics and worked on wild poppy plant for population genetics. During his tenure at CPRS, Jalandhar, he developed and maintained flourishing genetic material of potato. Dr. Rana is credited with over 25 scientific publications.