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Essay, Biography or Paragraph on “Vikram Sarabhai” complete biography for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Vikram Sarabhai


India : Renowned physicist

Born : 1919   Died : 1971

If there was any scientist, who could be credited with launching India into space age, it is Vikram Sarabhai, who made valuable contribution in this regard. His services to the country and science will always be remembered. He took Indian science to greater heights and was a top scientist. A grateful nation named the space centre after him to com-memorate his services to the country.

Sarabhai returned to India in 1939 from England after completing his education. He had mostly done research on changes in cosmic rays and atomic energy, and was awarded Ph.D. by the University of Cambridge for his research. He established a laboratory at Ahmedabad for research, in Physics. He also became the chairman of Atomic Energy Commission 1, and was mainly instrumental in the establishment and development of Atomic Energy Centre at Thumba (Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala) in 1971. He was always busy in research on space and contributed a lot in the development of medical science and aviation technology. It was because of his persistent efforts that India could launch its first space satellite Aryabhatt’.

Vikram Sarabhai was born at Ahmedabad on August 12, 1919 in a prosperous family of industrialists. By nature, he was industrious and science and mathematics were his favourite subjects. He played the same role in space programme as Dr Homi S. Bhabha had done earlier for atomic energy. He presided over the 14th session of the International Atomic Energy Commission and was awarded by India, `Dr Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize’ in 1962. He was conferred ‘Padma Shri’ in 1966 and was posthumously awarded ‘Padma Vibushan’ in 1972. He advocated the use of science for peace in international for and died of cardiac failure on December 30, 1971 in Thiruvananthapuram, where he had gone to inspect the Thumba Rocket Launching Station.


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