Dr. H.S. Sohi (Harnek Singh Sohi) was born in Ropar, Punjab on 25th February 1930. He did his Ph.D. from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi during 1966. He was State Plant Pathologist, Himachal Pradesh; Senior Scientist and Head, Division of Plant Pathology, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research, Banglore; Professor and Chairman, Department of Botany, Punjab University, Chandigarh; Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Mushroom Improvement Project, and Director, National Centre for Mushroom Research and Training, Solan.
Dr. Sohi was President, Indian Phytopathological Society, 1991, President, Indian Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, 1983, Vice-President, Indian Society of Mycology, Calcutta, 1982-84, President, Indian Society of Mycology, Madras, 1994, President, Indian Mushroom Growers Association and Member, Plant Protection Commission of ISHS. He also served as member of many scientific committees of ICAR. He was also fellow of Indian National Science Academy; Indian Academy of Horticulture and Honourary Fellow, Society of Plant Pathologists.
Dr. H.S. Sohi passed away for his heavenly abode in February, 2007.