M.S. Narasimhan is presently at the Centre for Applicable Mathematics of TIFR in Bangalore. He was a professor at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai. In 1992, he went to the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, where he headed the research group in mathematics. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. He is a recipient of the Bhatnagar Prize in 1975, the Third World Academy Award for Mathematics in 1987 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society, London. In 2006 he was a recipient of the King Faisal International Prize for Science.