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Nepal’s first agriculture scientist Hutram Baidya no more

Nepal’s first agriculture scientist and environmentalist Hutram Baidya passed away on Tuesday morning. He was 94.

He breathed his last while undergoing treatment at Capital-based Norvic Hospital this morning.

He was admitted to the hospital 12 day ago due to respiratory problem. According to doctors, Baidya died due to fluctuation of oxygen in his body.

Baidya became the first agriculture scientist during 2047 BS. He had served for 14 years at the Agriculture Department. He is credited for introducing a multi-year paddy farming system.

Baidya is the youngest son of Nepal’s first doctor Ratna Das. He has done engineering form Allahabad, India.

He has authored 10 books on agriculture and Bagmati conservation.