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Monday, 24 July 2017

Former ISRO Chairman U R Rao passes away at 85

Eminent space scientist and former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Udupi Ramachandra Rao passed away due to age related ailments. He was 85.

He was currently serving as the chairman of the governing council of the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad and the chancellor of the Indian institute of science and technology in Thiruvananthapuram. Rao served as the chairman of ISRO for 10 years from 1984-1994.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Current chairman of ISRO is A. S. Kiran Kumar. 
  • Rao was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1976 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2017 for his contribution to Indian space technology.
Source- The Hindu

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