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Roddam Narasimha Padma Vibhushan Awarded In 2013

Roddam Narasimha

Roddam Narasimha

Award Name : Padma Vibhushan

Year of Award : 2013

Award for : Science and Engineering

Location : Bangalore, Karnataka, India


Roddam Narasimha is an Indian aerospace scientist and fluid dynamicist. He was born on July 20, 1933 in Bengaluru. He was educated at the University College of Engineering and at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, and obtained his PhD at the California Institute of Technology, USA, in 1961. He joined the Indian Institute of Science in 1962 and was associated with the Department of Aerospace Engineering in various capacities from that date till 1999. Professor Narasimha has been widely honoured for his research work as well as his scientific leadership. In 2008 he was awarded the Trieste Science Prize by TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, and a Foreign Associate of both the US National Academy of Engineering and the US National Academy of Sciences. He is also an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In India his distinctions include the Bhatnagar Prize, the Gujarmal Modi Award and the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian honor accorded by the Government. He is a Fellow of all the National Academies of Science and Engineering and an Honorary Fellow of the Aeronautical Society of India. He is the author of more than 200 research publications and fifteen books.

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