Dr. T.S. Thind (Tarlochan Singh Thind) after taking his school education from village Said Pur, District Kapurthala, Punjab did B.Sc. from Govt. College, Chandigarh in 1972. He received M.Sc.(Botany) and Ph.D from Saugar University, Sagar (M.P.). In 1978 he joined as Asstt. Plant Pathologist in Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana and became Plant Pathologist in 1988 and was elevated to the post of Senior Plant Pathologist in 1996. Dr. Thind served as Professor and Head, Department of Plant Pathology, PAU, Ludhiana from January, 2001 till February, 2012. After this he became Additional Director of Research in PAU in March, 2012. After superannuation in July, 2012 he joined Scientist Emeritus, ICAR in August, 2012 at PAU, Ludhiana. Dr. Thind is specialized in rational and need-based use of fungicides in plant disease control. He did pioneer work on fungicide resistance in plant pathogens in India and has reported several cases of fungicide resistance development for the first time in India and worked out its management strategies. He is National Advisor for the Fungicide Resistance Action Committee (India Chapter). Dr. Thind has several awards. To name a few, FAO Consultant in Cape Verde (W. Africa) in 1992, Pesticides India Award, Prof. M.J. Narasimhan Commendation Medal, Prof. M.S. Pavgi Memorial Award, Fellow of Indian Phytopathological Society, and recipient of Fulbright Fellowship for visiting University of California, Davis, USA in 2001 and 2005. Dr. Thind has published more than 140 research papers in leading journals, 6 books and 3 technical bulletins and guided several M,Sc. and Ph.D students. He has widely travelled person e.g Australia, England, New Zealand, Israel, France, Germany, Italy and Malaysia for the cause of subject.