Shyam Laxmi foundation is dedicated to Late Dr. Shyam Prakash who had this vision of India with greater opportunities, self-sufficiency and dignity for the poorest sectors of the population.

He was the doyen of the Indian Biotechnologists and will long be remembered for his contributions to science and as impeccable human being. Prof. Prakash achieved eminence by his extensive work in the field of cytogenetical breeding and somatic cell genetics of Brassicas and allies. He was awarded with many International and National awards in agricultural sciences. In 1999, when Prof. Shyam Prakash visited University of Melbourne to present a seminar, the newsletter published “World-renowned cytogeneticist plants seeds of knowledge”. Indeed, he has planted seeds of knowledge that will grow forever. He is deeply missed by his family, friends and colleagues.