Dr. L.V. Gangawane was born on 29th July 1944. He served as Professor and Head, Department of Botany and Soil Microbiology and Pesticides Laboratory, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra. During his 32 years of teaching and research experience in Soil Microbiology and Plant Pathology, he has guided 31 Ph.D. students and has published more than 200 research papers in national and international journals in the field of Plant Pathology, pesticides, biofertilizers, microbial physiology and rhizosphere pathology. He has authored seven books in the above mentioned fields. The book Biofertilizer Technology Transfer is well known in India and abroad. He has participated in more than 90 national and international conferences in India and abroad and acted as Chairman many a times. Dr. Gangawane has visited several countries and completed International post-graduate courses in fungicide resistance in plant pathogens under the guidance of Prof. J. Dekkar at Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands. He is associated with many professional bodies. He is a fellow of Indian Phytopathological Society (FPSI) and Plant Protection Association of Indian, Councillor and President West Zone (EPPAI). He is also a recipient of Prof. M.S. Pavgi Awards, IPS New Delhi and P.R. Verma Award, ISMPP, Udaipur for his excellent work in management of fungicide resistance and application of biopesticides. He was also awarded best teacher award by Government of Maharashtra.