Anupam Varma obtained MSc (Botany) (1961) from Allahabad University and later worked there on post-harvest diseases of fruits and vegetables under the guidance of Professor RN Tandon. In 1964, he went to Roth Amsted Experimental Station, UK, and obtained his Ph.D. (1967) from London University while working under the supervision of Sir Frederick Bawden and Dr. Adrian Gibbs.Prof. A.P. Misra Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011; NASI: BP Pal Memorial Award, 2013. Chair, International Council for Science (ICSU) Regional Committee for Asia and the Pacific, 2006-08. He was with the FAO of the United Nations (1979-81) for developing a National Horticultural Research Institute at Ibadan in Nigeria. He has been Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, Scottish Crop Research Institute, UK, and INRA, France.