Vishal Dnyaneshwar Varma

Vasundhara Mitra

He has two degrees, MSc and BEd. Currently, he teaches at higher secondary school located at Bakaner in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. Mr. Varma has discovered quite a few important things in the Narmada river valley; one of them is a fossil. For 18 years, he has made many people aware of this natural treasure by donating the finds to various institutes and arranging 5 exhibitions. He has carried out more than 40 ‘Field Excursion Programmes’ for students to stress the importance of fossils and the need to protect the same. Three of his research papers have been published along with the Hindi version of ‘Fossils from Narmada Valley- Uncover Nature’s Secrets’. This has helped in making the locals aware of this fossilized treasure.