India Post is releasing a commemorative stamp today on Daulat Singh Kothari.Daulat Singh Kothari (1905–1993) was an eminent Indian scientist. He was born in Udaipur in Rajasthan . He had his early education at Udaipur and Indore and did MSC in physics from Allahabad University in 1928 under guidance of great physicist Megh Nad Saha . He worked in Delhi University from 1934 to 1961 in various capacities as reader, professor and Head of the Physics department. He was scientific advisor to Ministry of defence from 1948 to 1961. He was appointed as chairperson of University Grants Commission in 1961 where he worked till 1973.
DS Kothari was General President of the Indian Science Congress at its golden jubilee session in 1963. He was elected President of Indian National Science Academy in 1973. His notable research on Statistical Thermodynamics and Theory of White Dwarf Stars gave him international reputation.The Padma Bhushan Award was conferred on him in 1962, and the Padma Vibhushan Award in 1973.