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Indian Scientist Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Profile, Career, Achievements, Awards

Indian Scientist Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Profile, Career, Achievements, Awards

Vikram Sarabhai full name 'Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai' was an Indian scientist and innovator popularly regarded as the father of India's space program.

Vikram Sarabhai was born on 12 August 1919 in Ahemdabad, in a famous Sarabhai family of India who was major industrialists committed to the Indian independence movement. He died on Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.

Vikram Sarabhai played a major role in the establishment of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) which was the outcome of his innovative initiative.

Vikram Sarabhai earned his doctorate at Cambridge. He founded the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in Ahmedabad on November 1947

Vikram Sarabhai also established the Indian National Committee for Space Research in 1962, which was later renamed the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).  

Google on 12th August 2019, celebrated VikramSarabhai’s 100th birth anniversary with a doodle.

Awards

Vikram Sarabhai received the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in 1962.

Vikram Sarabhai was honored with the Padma Bhushan in 1966,

Vikram Sarabhai was awarded Padma Vibhushan (posthumously) in 1972.


 

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