Who is known as father of Indian space program?

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answered Jul 22 by avinash (680 points)

Vikram Sarabhai known as the Father of Indian space program. He was born on August 12th 1919 in Ahmedabad.

o    His full name - Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai
o    Vikram Sarabhai found Physical research laboratory on 11th November 1947 in Ahmedabad
o    He served PRL (Physical Research Laboratory) from the year 1966 to 1971
o    Vikram Sarabhai worked as a chairman of Atomic Energy commission
o    He played a major role in the establishment of Indian Institute of Management
o    He died in the year 1971, 30th December in Halcyon castle

Dr. Vikram Sarabhai established well-known institutions in India. Some of them:
•    Indian Institute of Management (IIM) - Ahmedabad
•    Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) - Ahmedabad
•    Community Science Centre - Ahmedabad now it is called Vikram Sarabhai Community Science Centre
•    Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre - Thiruvananthapuram
•    Darpan Academy for Arts - Ahmedabad
•    Fast Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR) - Kalpakkam
•    Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) - Hyderabad
•    Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) - Jaduguda, Bihar
•    Variable energy Cyclotron Project - Calcutta
•    Space Application Centre - Ahmedabad

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