Karnataka Science and Technology Academy

Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka

On This Day: Birth Anniversary of Prof. U. R. Rao

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Prof. Udupi Ramachandra Rao 

  • Born on 10 March 1932
  • Was a Renowned Space Scientist and the Former Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)/Former Chairman of the Governing Council of the Physical Research Laboratory at Ahmedabad and Chancellor of the Indian Institute for Space Science and Technology (IIST) at Thiruvananthapuram.
  • He was the Founder Chairman of Karnataka Science and Technology Academy (KSTA)
  • Rao was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 1976 and Padma Vibhushan in 2017
  • He was the first Indian to be inducted into the Satellite Hall of Fame, Washington on 19 March 2013
  • Also the  first Indian to be inducted in International Astronautics Federation (IAF) on 15 May 2016

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