December 15, 2020 10:08:30 am
Eminent aerospace scientist and Padma Vibhushan awardee Roddam Narasimha died at a non-public hospital right here on Monday, docs stated. He was 87. He was admitted to the hospital on December 8 after he suffered a mind haemorrhage.
The scientist, who served on the prestigious Indian Institute of Science (IISc), breathed his final at 8.30 pm, neurologist Dr Sunil V Furtado stated.
“When he was dropped at our hospital, he was in a really important stage. There was bleeding inside his mind,” Dr Furtado, neurosurgeon and senior advisor on the Ramaiah Memorial Hospital within the metropolis, informed PTI.
In response to him, Narasimha had a heart-related ailment and suffered a mind stroke in 2018 as effectively.
Shri Roddam Narasimha personified the perfect of India’s custom of data and enquiry. He was an excellent scientist, enthusiastic about leveraging the ability of science and innovation for India’s progress. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his household and buddies. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 15, 2020
He’s survived by his spouse and a daughter.
Born on July 20, 1933, Prof Narasimha made a mark within the discipline of aerospace and as a fluid dynamicist. He taught Aerospace Engineering on the IISc from 1962 to 1999. He additionally served because the director of the Nationwide Aerospace Laboratories from 1984 to 1993.
He was the chairperson of the Engineering Mechanics unit on the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Superior Scientific Analysis (JNCASR) in Bengaluru from 2000 to 2014.
Contemplating his contribution, the central authorities bestowed on him Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award of India, in 2013.
In response to his household buddies, Narasimha was within the league of the Missile Man of India and former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam.
Dr Kalam and Prof Narasimha had collectively authored a ebook –“Developments In Fluid Mechanics and Area Expertise”.
He was additionally a great good friend of eminent scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee Dr C N R Rao. He was the scholar of Indian rocket scientist Prof Satish Dhawan.
His members of the family stated the final rites will likely be carried out on Tuesday.
📣 The Indian Specific is now on Telegram. Click on here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and keep up to date with the newest headlines