Award Name : Padma Bhushan
Year of Award : 2009
Award for : Science and Engineering
Location : Kānchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
C.S. Seshadri is an eminent Indian mathematician. He is Director-Emeritus of the Chennai Mathematical Institute, and is known for his work in algebraic geometry. He is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan in 2009, the third highest civilian honor in the country. He was born on 29 February 1932 in Kanchipuram. Seshadri did his PhD (1958) from University of Bombay specializing algebraic geometry and algebraic groups. He was Professor (1965), Senior Professor (1975-84) at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai; Senior Professor, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai (1984-89); and Dean, School of Mathematics, SPIC Science Foundation, Chennai. Seshadri was the Member, Editorial Board, Proceedings of the Indian Academy Science (Mathematical Science); advisory editor, Texts and Readings in Mathematics and Member, INSA Council (1987-89). Seshadri is the recipient of SS Bhatnagar Prize (1972); Srinivasa Ramanujan Medal (INSA) (1985). He is a Fellow, the Royal Society, London, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, Member, American Mathematical Society.