Raja Ramanna (Physicist)

Raja Ramanna (Physicist)

Raja Ramanna was an Indian physicist (Father of India’s nuclear program). He was truely a multi-faceted personality.

Born: January 28, 1925, Tiptur, Karnataka.

Education: Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Madras Christian College for B.Sc in Physics and BA in classical music, King's College London(1952).

Books: The Structure of Music in Raga and Western Systems, Years of Pilgrimage, an Autobiography.

Achievements: In 1954,He joined Babha Atomic Research Centre and soon heading the nuclear weapons research program. Major success on first nuclear test at Pokhran.

Notable Awards: Padma Shri (1968), Padma Bhushan (1973), Padma Vibhushan (1975)

Died: September 24, 2004, Mumbai.