Archaeologist B.B. Lal passes away.


Archaeologist B.B. Lal passes away. The contribution of Padma Vibhushan Prof BB Lal in Archaeology is beyond measure. A doyen in his field, he devoted his entire 101-year life to the subject.
Prof. B. B. Lal was conferred upon Padma Bhushan in the year 2000. He was the Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) from 1968 to 1972 and has served as Director of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla. Prof Lal also served on various UNESCO committees.
In a career spanning over five decades Prof Lal made immense contribution to the field of archaeology. Prof Lal was trained by Sir Mortimer Wheeler at Taxila in 1944 and later joined Archaeological Survey of India.
Prof. Lal excavated several important landmark sites including Hastinapura (U.P), Sisupalgarh (Orissa), Purana Qila (Delhi), Kalibangan (Rajasthan).
From 1975-76 onwards, Prof. Lal investigated sites like Ayodhya, Bharadvaja Ashrama, Sringaverapura, Nandigrama and Chitrakoota under the Archaeology of Ramayana Sites.
Prof. Lal has authored 20 books and over 150 research articles on various national and international journals.

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