Chennai: The Atomic Power Regulatory Board’s (AERB) first Chairman, Dr A.Okay. De has handed away on account of Covid-19 issues, his daughter mentioned. He was 95.
The Chairman of the AERB between January 2, 1984 to March 19, 1990, De was additionally a former Director of Indian Institute of Know-how-Bombay (IITB).
“My father died on Friday after Covid-19 issues. The ultimate rites have been accomplished yesterday (Saturday). I used to be lucky to have come and see him,” De’s daughter Souravi Ghosh informed IANS over telephone from Mumbai.
“Twice he was the Director of IITB (between July 1, 1974 to July 31, 1980 and December 9, 1981 to August 31, 1984),” she added.
Ghosh, who works in a multinational pharmaceutical firm in Australia, mentioned she needed to get particular permission to return to India.
De is survived by his daughter and son Tapas De.
Former AERB Chairman S.A. Bhardwaj informed IANS: “As the primary Chairman of AERB, he had accomplished a beautiful job, constructing the establishment from the scratch. On changing into AERB Chairman, I had gone and met him to get his blessings.”
In keeping with AERB’s former Vice Chairman G.R. Srinivasan, organising a regulatory physique floor up was a troublesome process and De did that splendidly properly.
“He drew up the imaginative and prescient and mission for AERB and in addition the varied norms and paperwork that nuclear energy crops needed to observe. His focus was on drawing up Indian paperwork and never taking from overseas regulatory norms,” Srinivasan informed IANS.
“De might be referred to as as the daddy of AERB,” he added.
In keeping with former AERB Secretary Okay.S.Parthasarathy, De was born in Chittagong, now in Bangladesh. He was a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur College (1947) and a Ph.D from Moscow (1965).
After he had his industrial coaching and expertise each in India and overseas, he converted to educating at Indian Institute of Know-how (IIT), Bombay in 1958 as college member.
De then joined the Central Mechanical Engineering Analysis Institute (CMERI), Durgapur as Director in 1969, returned to IITB as Director in 1974, went on deputation to Defence Analysis and Improvement Organisation (DRDO) below the Ministry of Defence, after which grew to become the AERB Chairman.
De was a Fellow, Indian Nationwide Academy of Engineering (INAE) and Fellow, Establishment of Engineers, IE (Ind). He was an excellent engineer, a famend researcher, an eminent educationist and an in a position administrator.
He wrote a short autobiography “Meandering Streams” in 2008.