Kashmiri Scientist Who Headed India’s Research Station in Antarctica for 2 Years



Frozen Life

To be first, a scientist from Kashmir headed India’s ‘Bharti Research Station’ in Antarctica for two years.

Muhammad Yunus Shah (27) of Khan Sahab from central Kashmir’s Budgam district, in 2013 went down South to freezing Antarctica as a part of crew of scientists, a Srinagar based newspaper reported last Saturday.

Kashmir Life a few days ago reported that one young engineer, Muhammad Tabish Parray, shall set sailing from Argentina for Antarctica thus becoming first Muslim Kashmir.

Shah headed a 32-member Indian Scientific Expedition to third Antarctica based research station – ‘Bharti Research Station in Antarctica’ – which came up at a cost of Rs 140 Crore and became operational in 2011.

Shah has done masters in Geology from the Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Kashmir and is a scientist at Polar Studies Division, Geological Survey of India (GSI).

It was in 1985 that the first Kashmiri set his feet in the icy Antarctic continent was M K Kaul.

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