An Indian scientist, the country’s top biological scientist and an eminent scientist who is revered as a scientist of science and mathematics, has died at the age of 88.
The official website of the Science and Technology Ministry reported that Dr. Raghu Rai had passed away on Saturday.
The statement was made by the ministry after Rai’s body was received by the Indian Medical Association in New Delhi.
The government said Rai’s death is being treated as a suicide.
Rai, who was born in Calcutta, became the first Indian scientist to receive the prestigious Akademi prize in 1974, the year of India’s independence from Britain.
He received the award for his work on the genetics of human and animal genes.
Rai is credited with developing the first test for genetic disease in India.
He is also considered the father of modern genetic analysis.
He was a pioneer in the field of genetic analysis, and his findings on the effects of different diseases, such as heart disease, were used in the development of vaccines and in the creation of many drugs.
He died in the city of Kolkata on Saturday, according to the ministry.
Rai had received numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1982.
He also received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.
The Associated Press news agency said Rai had died after suffering from respiratory and cardiovascular problems.
The agency reported that the hospital where Rai was receiving treatment had also issued a statement on Rai’s behalf.
In a statement, the Kolkatta Medical College said Rai was admitted to the hospital in September of last year.
Rai died of natural causes on Saturday after a “long illness” after which he was taken to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the ministry said.
“A large number of persons and institutions are mourning his death,” the statement said.
Rai’s wife, Raju Rai, told Reuters news agency that her husband had suffered from heart failure.
“He suffered from respiratory failure.
He had heart attacks and strokes.
He suffered a stroke in 1990.
The doctors told him he was suffering from a disease called kuru,” she said.
The family declined to comment further.
The Indian government has struggled to control a rapid rise in infections.
In 2015, a coronavirus outbreak killed more than 7,500 people in India, with most of the deaths occurring in rural areas, the highest number of deaths in a single year since the country became a country in 1949.
The country has a large population of poor, largely urbanized people who are susceptible to infections, and in many cases the virus is passed from family to family.
It has become the world’s largest hotspot for the coronaviruses, which are carried by direct contact with people with weakened immune systems.