Dr. (Mrs.) P.R. Shukla was Professor of Chemistry at Lucknow University for four decades and has a vast experience in the field of Inorganic Chemistry in particular, Coordination Chemistry and has been doing research regarding structural aspects of complexes, reaction mechanism and also Bio-inorganic Chemistry. She has some hundred research papers and twenty-five students have obtained Ph.D. under her guidance. She had visited U.S.A. under National Science Foundation Scholarship and U.K. under British Council Exchange Visitors Programme for a period of two years and one year respectively. She has written five textbooks on theoretical and practical Inorganic Chemistry. After her retirement in 2001, she has been engaged in writing a book for NET candidates and also some articles for Writers Bureau, England.