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.