Unknown great scientists of India
Dr. Nadkarni worked on isolation of anticancer drugs from a wild plant, which grows in higher reaches and forests of Kashmir. Podophyllum is also called as Wan Wangun in Kashmiri and was known to have medicinal and cancer curing properties. Dr. Nandkarni worked on isolation and characterization of alkaloids from this plant.
Author : Dr. Awtar Krishan Ganju