|Born||14 February 1929|
|Died||1 December 2012 (aged 83)|
|Spouse(s)||Aruna Lal (née Damany)|
|Academic advisors||Bernard Peters|
He was Director, of the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad from 1972 to 1983.
He was Visiting Professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, from 1989 to 2012. Devendra Lal was President of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) from 1983 to 1987. He was also elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1979.