Prof Ramesh Chender Kapoor began his career in 1971 at the Uttar Pradesh State Observatory (now Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, ARIES) at Naini Tal in observational astronomy. Since March 1974 until 30.09.2010, he was with the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bangalore where he worked on various topics in relativistic astrophysics – black holes, white holes, quasars and pulsars etc. His association with the institution continues. He has been participant as observer and organizer in many solar eclipse expeditions of IIA. His current interest is the historical side of comet sightings and observations from the Indian region that have received little or no notice at all in more recent literature. He is active into popularization of astronomy and has published also on Indian Systems of Medicine.

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