Save The Tiger and maybe also the Rudra Veena…, a talk-interaction with Padmashree Dr. Kiran Seth on blending culture, art, music, and science for a luminous life. Sunday, 24th Jan, 11am, at Krtashraya Gardens. Ph: 2222795/2222449, email

Meet Padmashree Dr Kiran Seth at Krtashraya the aurodhan art Gallery gardens as part of the Dethroning the Corona series Episode 3 at 11am on the 24th of January 21.

Title ‘Save the Tiger and maybe also the Rudra Veena’- a talk cum interaction. Blending Culture, Art, Music and Science for a luminous life.All with good will are welcome . There will be a cut off point so all wanting to cum please RSVP at the earliest.Those getting a chance to come please follow all prélevant norms.

A Short note on the legendary Dr Kiran Seth

Kiran Seth is an Indian academician, a Padma Shri awardee and Professor Emeritus in the department of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi since 1976. He has published a number of papers in both International and National Journals in the area of Operations Research. He has also supervised many PhD students. His main focus of work has been in Applied Probability Models. Kiran Seth was born on 27th April 1949.

Seth’s father, Bhoj Raj Seth, was a mathematician and one of the first professors at the IIT Kharagpur, established in 1951, while his mother Bhagawati Seth was a housewife. Seth secured AIR (All India Rank) 28 in the prestigious Joint Entrance Examination. Seth was one of the toppers of Mechanical Engineering (B.Tech) from IIT Kharagpur in the year 1970, after which he did his Masters and Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York. He started his career working as a Member of the Technical Staff (MTS) at Bell Laboratories, New Jersey in 1974, a job he gave up to return to India in 1976 to teach and do research work at IIT Delhi, where he has been teaching, guiding students and conducting research for last 44 years. 

He has been member of several committees and boards, including, Central Advisory Board of Education, Government of India, General Council of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Executive Board of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, and Advisory Board (Education) of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan. He was the Vice Chairman of the Governing Council of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune and also the Member of the Central Advisory Committee (CAC) of National Cadet Corps (NCC). Seth is credited with setting up the Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY) in 1977, a society that has done phenomenal amount of work in the area of promoting classical music and culture among school and college going students in India and in different parts of the world. 

Awards and recognitions:

  • Padma Shri – by the Government of India
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award by the IIT Kharagpur
  • NDTV Indian of the Year
  • Sahitya Kala Parishad Award
  • Sanskriti Award
  • Harballabh Sangeet Sammelan Award
  • Keshav Kothari Smriti Award
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award
  • Chand Khan Award