Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences over the death of aerospace scientist Roddam Narasimha on Tuesday. Professor Narasimha was a prominent scientist, passionate about harnessing the power of science and innovating for India’s progress, said Prime Minister Modi.
“Shri Roddam Narasimha personified the best of India’s tradition of knowledge and inquiry. He was an outstanding scientist, passionate about harnessing the power of science and innovating for the progress of India. Pained by his death. Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti, “the prime minister tweeted.
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The awardee Padma Vibhushan died in a private hospital in Bengaluru at the age of 87 years. He was admitted after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage and transferred to the intensive care unit.
“When he was brought to our hospital, he was in a very critical condition. There was bleeding in his brain, “Dr. Furtado, a neurosurgeon and senior consultant at Ramaiah Memorial Hospital in the city, told PTI news agency.
Born on July 20, 1933, Professor Narasimha made a mark in the field of aerospace. He taught Aerospace Engineering at the IISc from 1962 to 1999. He also served as the director of the National Aerospace Laboratories from 1984 to 1993.
Narasimha was the first student of Sathish Dhawan. He has also contributed to some of India’s leading science programs, including the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA).
The central government awarded him Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award, in 2013. He also received the Bhatnagar Award and the 2008 Trieste Science Award.
(with agency inputs)