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Vikram Sarabhai
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Dr. Vikram Sarabhai was the founder of Space Research Organisation. He made valuable contribution in the field of science and space. He was also, one of the founders of modern India. He was an able scientist, and administrator and educationist.

Vikram Sarabhai was born at Ahmedabad in 1919. He belonged to a prosperous industrialist family. His father give him a strong footing in education. He was industrious and ambitious by nature. He got his higher education in England and returned back to India. Thereafter he had done research on changes in cosmic rays and atomic energy.

Then he established a laboratory at Ahmadabad for research in Physics. He became the Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and established Atomic Energy Centre at Thumba in 1971. Vikram Sarabhai is considered as a vehicle for launching of space age in India. He played the same role in space programme as Dr. Homi S. Bhabha had done for atomic energy. He presided over the 14th session of the International Atomic Energy Commission and was awarded ‘Dr. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize’ in 1962; which brought him in Indian limelight. He established Thumba Rocket Launching Station and it was due to his efforts that India launched its first space satellite ‘Aryabhatta’. His hard work and dedication brought colour, when he was awarded ‘Padmashri’ in 1966 and ‘Padma Vibhusan’ in 1972 posthumously. This Indian Star of Science died in 1971 in Thiruvananthapuram.