P.C. Mahalanobis
  Statistician, 1893-1972
The Plan Man
The lasting contributions of P.C. Mahalanobis were the setting up of large-scale surveys, the application of statistical theory to a variety of Indian problems and the creation of institutions within which such work could be continued.
"In India, there’s lack of appreciation of the need to cross-examine data, the responsibility of a statistician."