Story of a man who put India on the space exploration map
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 12-Aug-2017

Mumbai, August 12: ISRO is not only a  space science center in  India but also our national pride. But do we remember the founder of ISRO? Vikram Sarabhai, the father of space science in India. Today 12th August is the 99th birth anniversary of the great scientist. Guided by C.V. Ramon and mentor of Abdul Kalam- he carried the legacy of scientific research in India from one generation to another.

 

Institution Builder
 
Along with ISRO, he established many famous Institutions hailed by everyone. Among the institutions established by him, Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad and IIM Ahmedabad are now world famous. After getting an education from the University of Cambridge he began research in cosmic rays under the guidance of Sir C. V. Raman in ISI Bangalore.

ISRO Founder

Establishment of ISRO is regarded as the greatest achievement of the legend. ISRO has put Indian science in international map. He is the man who convinced the government of India about the importance of space program. The visionary scientist never wanted to explore the moon or other planets to compete with the economically advanced nation. Instead of that, his aim was to deal with the application of advanced technologies to the real problems of man and society.

Contribution to Aryabhata launch

Behind the launch of first Indian Satellite, Aryabhata lays his contribution. He initiated dialogue with NASA to the Satellite Instructional Television Experiment. Unfortunately, it was launched when he was no more in this World. But as an aftermath of his initiatives Aryabhata was put into orbit in 1975.

Family Life

Sarabhai was born in Gujarat capital Ahmadabad. He came from the famous Sarabhai family of India who were major industrialists committed to the Indian independence movement. As a beautiful contrast, his wife Mrinalini was a great classical dancer.