Agharkar, S.P. (1884-1960) B.C. Kundu, Taxon 11 (1962) 209-211, portr. -- In reading through the concise biography of the late Prof. Agharkar, one is struck with the great amount of work done in the interest of promoting science in India and the unceasing tenacity with which he was watchful over the progress of taxonomic studies in India in particular. He very strongly wished for the development of an institute of plant taxonomy in India, suggested this to the Government, and agreed to offer all his life’s savings as a contribution for this purpose. A great geste of a great man whose sympathetic face suggests that one has really missed something in life not to have met him personally.