Dr. K.L. Chadha (Padma Shri Awardee) is currently President of the Horticultural Society of India and also Adjunct Professor (Hort.) at IARI. He received M.Sc. (Hort.) degree from Punjab University, Chandigarh and Ph.D. from IARI, New Delhi. He had served in various capacities at IARI, New Delhi, PAU, Ludhiana and Central Mango Research Station, Lucknow. He was the Director, IIHR, Bengaluru, Horticulture Commissioner and Executive Director, National Horticulture Board, Govt. of India; DDG (Hort.), ICAR and ICAR-National Professor (Hort.) at IARI.