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Indian Statistics Day | Statistics Day
“Statistics Day” will be celebrated on 29th June
- P.C. Mahalanobis was a well-known Indian statistician and scientist. Mahalanobis is greatly popular for introducing new methods of sampling. He had also established the Indian Statistical Institute. P.C Mahalanobis is remembered by Indians as an Indian scientist and as an applied statistician. His most significant contribution in the field of statistics was the Mahalanobis Distance. Besides these he had also made pioneering studies in the field of anthropometry and had founded the Indian Statistical Institute. He also contributed to the design of large scale sample surveys in India.
- Mahalanobis died on 28 June 1972, a day before his seventy-ninth birthday. Even at thisage, he was still active doing research work and discharging his duties as the Secretary and Directorof the Indian Statistical Institute and as the Honorary Statistical Advisor to the Cabinet of the Government of India. Even at such a ripe age he participated in his research work and discharged all his duties perfectly. In recognition of the notable contribution made by (Late) Prof. PrasantaChandra Mahalanobis in the fields of economic planning and statistical development in the post independent era, the Govt. of India has decidedto designate 29th June every year, coinciding with his birth anniversary as the Statistics Day in the category of Special Day to be celebrated at the National Level vide Gazette Notification No. 146 dated 5th June, 2007.