He is proudly called as 'Father of Indian Lichenology' for his outstanding contributions. It can be noted that even after history of six decades of lichen study in India lichen research is being carried out only in few organization. Among them CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow; Botanical Survey of India, Allahabad and Andaman; Agarkar Research Institute, Pune and MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai are the major centres. Apart from these institute the lichen researches are being carried out in many colleges and universities of India, but mostly with the help of main lichen study centres mentioned earlier.
The lack of encouragement, proper guidance, manuals, literature and inaccessibility of the experts are some of the reasons for the undergrowth of 'Lichenology' in India. Keeping these views in mind a society for lichen researchers is constituted. Through this society we intend to bring together all lichen researchers scattered all over the country under a single platform.