Pisharoth Rama Pisharoty

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Pisharoth Rama Pisharoty

Born: 10 February 1909

Died:24 September 2002

  • He was an Indian physicist and meteorologist, and is considered to be the father of remote sensing in India.
  • He became the Director of Colaba and Alibag Magnetic Observatories in 1959 and Founder Director of the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Punein 1962.
  •  In 1967 he retired as Director of the Institute of Tropical Meteorology and joined the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad as a senior professor at the invitation of Vikram Sarabhai.
  •  At this point he was entrusted with the job of introducing remote sensing technology to India.
  • He accepted the job. His pioneering experiment of detection of coconut wilt-root disease using Soviet aircraft and US equipment was considered to be the first success in remote sensing in India.

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