Prof. Raghuvendra Tanwar, a founder member of Society for Promotion of Science & Technology in India and Professor, Department of History, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra has been conferred with one of the highest civilian awards of our country, Padma Shri for his contributions in the field of History.

He was earlier this month appointed Chairman of the Indian Council of historical Research (ICHR), New Delhi.

His contribution in the field of history has been widely acknowledged. He is acclaimed for his research on the history of Jammu and Kashmir in the critical phase of 1947-1953.

Prof Tanwar is a world-renowned expert in the field of Partition studies and Jammu & Kashmir and has published a large number of books and research papers in national and international journals. Tanwar’s latest work “The story of India’s partition” has been published by the publication division, Government of India.

Prof Tanwar served the history department of KU for 42 years and held crucial positions, including chairperson, dean of the faculty, dean students welfare, dean academic affairs, registrar, and professor emeritus. He was appointed Director of Haryana Academy of History and Culture in 2016. He also served as a UGC national fellow, a prestigious position in academia, from 2002-2005.