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Rose breeder   Listing last updated on 04 May 2018.
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[From A Heritage of Roses, by Hazel le Rougetel, pp. 124-5:] Dr. B.P. Pal, FRS, wrote The Rose of India, New Delhi, 1966, 1972. There is a Dr. B.P. Pal Rose Garden at the [India Agricultural Research Institute], planted with roses developed in India -- [Pal] himself bred over eighty.

[From The Ultimate Rose Book, by Stirling Macoboy, p. 459:] Active mainly in the 1960s, Dr. Pal has been India's best known rose-breeder creating such beauties as 'Princess of India'. He has been followed by others, under the auspices of the Indian Rose Society and the Indian Government, but unfortunately few of their productions receive notice outside the subcontinent of India.

[From Rose Breeders of India, by Dr. N.K. Dadlani, p. 71-72:]
Dr. Pal, who combined his sound scientific knowledge and considerable experience of genetics and plant breeding with an artist's sensitivity to form and colour, to give us a series of very popular varieties, e.g. Rose Sherbet, Dr. Homi Bhabha, Delhi Princess, Mechak, Kanakangi, Raja Surendra Singh of Nalagarh, Golden Afternoon, Banjaran, Chitchor, Loree and Delhi Pink Pearl......Dr. B.P. Pal, one of the most eminent and decorated agricultural scientists of the country, who took up rose breeding as a part time activity, besides providing very powerful stimulus to the rose improvement programme at the Indian Agricultural research Institute (IARI)..which Dr. Pal headed at the time...

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