He was not only a world renowned scientist, but also a writer, thinker, institution builder and administrator. Founder Director of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB),
He promoted scientific temper through his writings and speeches. He would question the lack of any scientific basis or analysis of 'fish prasadam' given by a family in Hyderabad in June every year. People with irrational thinking and blind faith in the prasadam would attack his residence and burn his effigy. But he pressed on with his questioning. Year after year.
Author of hundreds of research papers as well as number of books, he was the most sought after key-note speaker in India and overseas. He had delivered an unbelievable 2500 invited talks in India!
Few years ago he gave a key-note address to heads of Business Schools in Hyderabad on a provocative theme 'Management Education- Rethink or Perish'. The seminar was organised by Ghumakkad and team. Amongst the points made by Dr Bhargava were:
- University stands for universality
- Quality is your best weapon to win the clients
- Be modest-let others judge you
- Have a social objective