SRINAGAR: A Kashmiri scientist, Dr Syed Basharat Ahmad Shah has been nominated and admitted as a Full Member by the Sigma, an international, multidisciplinary organization for research scientists and engineers including more than 200 Nobel Laureates.

The US-based Sigma is the world’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary scientific society, founded in 1886 at Cornell University USA, and provides International Forum on Research Excellence.

Shah is a resident of Bijbehara in Kashmir and is presently based in Bonn, Germany working as a Senior Corporate Scientist for a Global Dutch company in its Research and Development department in Austria. Besides, he is working as Honourary Judge in the German Judicial System at the Regional Courts in Bonn, Germany.

Off late, he was awarded with honourary doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences by Ballsbridge International University, Dominica.

“In recognition of your noteworthy scholarly achievements and contributions to the advancement of knowledge in your field, it is our pleasure to nominate you for Full Membership in Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honour Society. We are proud that your outstanding achievements have earned you a place within our international community of scientists and engineers,” reads the nomination letter.

“I was born at Bijbehara in south Kashmir. My father was a school teacher who passed away in a road accident. I have been able to make a journey of academics from Bijbehara, internationally to Germany, Canada, UK, almost all European countries and continents of the world,” he said.

According to Shah, he has presented his scientific work successfully at different conferences in the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, China, South Africa, Australia, Netherlands, Austria, Spain, France, Croatia, Serbia, Poland, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, Middle East, Thailand, Singapore, India and Pakistan, besides having the honour of being the life member of more than 31 international scientific and civic organizations.

In addition to professional qualifications, Shah is also an art, science, and law graduate.

Shah is also a life member of more than 28 international scientific and civic organizations. “I am also the lone Kashmiri recipient of the prestigious IAAVR award,” he said.

“My all hopes of a better future were brought to zero in Kashmir”


  1. Congratulations on achieving this great Honour!!!
    It is proud to see Kashmiris making honourable place and achieving recognition in advanced nations like USA and Europe. Keep it up! Kashmir is proud of you!!!
    Thank you, Kashmir Life for covering this inspiring story.


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