Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
Father of Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
Prabodh Chandra Mahalanobis
Information about Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
He made pioneering studies in anthropometry in India
Mahalanobis received his early schooling at the Brahmo Boys School in Calcutta, graduating in 1908
Mahalanobis belonged to a family of Bengali landed gentry who lived in Bikrampur (now in Bangladesh)
Gurucharan was actively involved in social movements such as the Brahmo Samaj, acting as its Treasurer and President
Did Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis smoke?: Not Known
Did Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis drink alcohol?: Not Known
He founded the Indian Statistical Institute, and contributed to the design of large-scale sample surveys
Gurucharan was influenced by Debendranath Tagore (1817–1905), father of the Nobel Prize-winning poet, Rabindranath Tagore
For his contributions, Mahalanobis has been considered the father of modern statistics
He left for England in 1913 to join the University of London.
After missing a train, he stayed with a friend at King's College, Cambridge.
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis was an Indian Bengali scientist and applied statistician
His grandfather Gurucharan (1833–1916) moved to Calcutta in 1854 and built up a business, starting a chemist shop in 1860
He is best remembered for the Mahalanobis distance, a statistical measure, and for being one of the members of the first Planning Commission of free India
He joined the Presidency College, then affiliated with the University of Calcutta, where he was taught by teachers who included Jagadish Chandra Bose, and Prafulla Chandra Ray
He was impressed by King's College Chapel and his host's friend M. A.