Bihar youth shines in Hyderabad

PATNA: Like father, like son. A father-son scholar duo have brought laurels to Bihar with the Hyderabad-based Pentagram Research Centre Private Limited conferring them with lifetime achievement awards for their distinguished achievements and contributions in academic research.

Sangeet K Verma, a retired principal of Darbhanga’s CM Science College, is ecstatic. “I do not have words to express my feelings. It’s a rare moment in life when my son and I have received the same recognition,” Verma, a native of Muzaffarpur’s Kurahani village who has now settled in Patna, told TOI.

His son Manish Prateek, an expert in the field of robotics and automation, is currently teaching infotech at Vidya Jyothi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.

Prateek did his Intermediate Science from the college where his father taught zoology. He later went to Russia where he did MTech in Computer Science before undertaking research at Memorial University, Canada.

Pentagram Research Centre, a global research organisation, every year organizes an international conference at which scientists from the country and abroad present their research paper.

The father-son duo got the award at the international conference on `Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics’ held at Hyderabad from January 27 to 30. Cornelis M Keur, consul general of the USA, was the chief guest on the occasion.