Dr. G.S. Shekhawat (Girdhari Singh Shekhawat) was born on 9th July 1941. He was Head, Division of Plant Pathology, Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla, where he later became Director. His major research areas were plant pathology, seed production, potato research. He was honoured with Mundkar Memorial Award by Indian Phytoapthological Society in 1997, Prof. N. Prasad Memorial Award by ISMPP in 1998 and he was also the President, IPS in 2001.Dr. G.S. Shekhawat passed away for his heavenly abode in December, 2006.