Vikram Sarabhai Biography
Vikram Sarabhai, in full Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai. He was born on August 12, 1919, in Ahmadabad, India. He died December 30, 1971, Kovalam. He was Indian physicist and industrialist who started space research and helped to develop nuclear power in India. He was a father of India’s space. He was pleased with the Padma Bhushan in 1966.
Vikram Sarabhai Personal Life
Vikram Sarabhai married the classical dancer Mrinalini in 1942. They had two children. His daughter Mallika is actress, and his son Kartikeya Sarabhai too became an active person in science.
He joins Gujarat College, Ahmadabad, but future he moved to the University of Cambridge, England. After coming back to India he joined the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore for research on cosmic rays. This was something he started on the advice of the important scientist C.V. Raman.
Vikram Sarabhai Social Life
He was the founding director of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad which was the second IIM in the country. Along with businessman Kasturbhai Lalbhai he played a key role in setting up the institute of learning in 1961. Sarabhai Community Science Centre (VASCSC) for supporting science and mathematics education among students and the general public. He started the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) which ultimately became the largest government space agency in the world. This great scientist set up Operations Research Group (ORG), the first market research organization in India.
Vikram Sarabhai Death
Place Of Death: Halcyon Castle, Kovalam In Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
|Birthday: August 12, 1919|
|Famous: Physicists Indian Men|
|Died At Age: 52|
|Sun Sign: Leo|
|Born In: Ahmedabad, India|
|Famous As: Scientist|
Vikram Sarabhai Family
|Spouse/Ex-: Mrinalini Sarabhai|
|Father: Ambalal Sarabhai|
|Mother: Sarla Devi|
|Children: Kartikeya Sarabhai, Mallika Sarabhai|
|Died On: December 30, 1971|
|Place Of Death: Halcyon Castle, Kovalam In Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India|