Satish Dhawan

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Satish Dhawan

Born:25 September 1920

Died:3 January 2002

  • He was an Indian mathematician and aerospace engineer, widely regarded as the father of experimental fluid dynamics research in India.
  • He was one of the most eminent researchers in the field of turbulence and boundary layers, leading the successful and indigenous development of the Indian space programme.
  • He succeeded Vikram Sarabhai, as chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in 1972.
  • He received Padma Vibhushan (India’s second highest civilian honour), 1981.
  • He received Padma Bhushan (India’s third highest civilian honour), 1971.
  • He received Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration, 1999.

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