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Veteran archaeologist B.B. Lal passes away

Published: 15th Sep, 2022

Veteran archaeologist and Padma Vibhushan awardee B B Lal died recently aged 101.


  • Lal served as the director general of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) from 1968 to 1972.
  • He had reportedly found temple-like pillars during excavation at the Ayodhya site in the mid-70s, where the Ram temple is now being built.
  • He has also served on several UNESCO committees and was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the president of India in 2000.
  • In 2021, President Ramnath Kovind felicitated Professor BB Lal with Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian award. 

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