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Google marks noted India statistician Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis' 125th birthday with a colourful sketch doodle
The internet search engine and technology giant celebrates noted Indian scientist and an applied statistician Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis' 125th birthday with a sketch doodle related a statistical concept with people in Google logo's colours.

Much decorated with academic honours, Mahalanobis (1893-1972) OBE, FNA, FASc, FRS, rose to become famous applied statistician of the world. He is widely acknowledged for the Mahalanobis distance, a statistical measure named after him. He had made the insightful and pioneering studies in anthropometry in the Indian context.

He founded the Institute of Statistics of India and contributed to the design of large-scale surveys in the country for the first time in an organised way. Recognising his contribution toward applied statistics, he was chosen as one of the members of the first Planning Commission of Free India. He has done the book 'Experiments in Statistical Sampling in the Indian Statistical Institute' which highly educative and informative.

Doodles have become informative through relevant changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, mark discoveries and anniversaries of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists.

At Google, creating doodles is now the responsibility of a team of talented illustrators, called doodlers, to enliven the Google homepage and bring information and smiles to the faces of Google users around the world on special days, informs Google website.

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