New Delhi: Do you know which ISRO scientist made INDIA reached mars in the first attempt? If you do not know his name, then we are telling you in detail about his name and his other achievements. Most of the ISRO scientists know him as Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, his Full name is Dr. Koppillil Radhakrishnan. He was born on 29 August 1949. He is a prominent and renowned Indian scientist and has been the President of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Under his guidance, ISRO showed the charisma of taking Mangalyaan to Mars in the first attempt itself. Dr. Radhakrishnan succeeded Dr. G. Madhavan Nair on October 30, after his retirement.
Dr. Radhakrishnan did Electrical Engineering from Kerala University in 1970. He started his tenure at ISRO as an avionics engineer at Vikram Sarabhai Space Center, Thiruvananthapuram from 1971. He has been the director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center. Dr. Radhakrishnan, as ISRO chairman, had stated his first priority to make indigenous cryogenic engines for GSLVs flying at the end of the year and he was also successful in his purpose. He is a technocrat. He was a dynamic and result-oriented manager with very sociable and introverted qualities.
Dr. Radhakrishnan was born on 29 August 1949 in Irinjalakuda, Kerala. He graduated from Kerala University in Electrical Engineering (1970). He completed his PGDM from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (1976) and received his doctorate on a dissertation titled “Some Strategies for Indian Earth Observation System” from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (2000). He has also been a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Sciences (FNASc) and the Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE). Honorary Life Fellow of Bharat Engineers Association. Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Telecommunications Engineers, India; And a member of the International Academy of Astronautics. He started his career as an aviation engineer at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Center and held several pivotal positions at ISRO in the domains of space launch systems, space applications and space program management. He was Director of ISRO’s top center of launch vehicle technology, Vikram Sarabhai Space Center and Director of National Remote Sensing Agency.
During his brief tenure in the Ministry of Earth Sciences (2000–2005), he was the founding director of the Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) and the first project director of the Indian National Tsunami Warning System. He has held several important positions at the international level, including the Vice-President of the Inter-Governmental Oceanographic Commission (2001–05), the Founder Chairman of the Indian Ocean Global Ocean Observation System (2001–06) and the Chairman of the Gross United Nations Working Group (2008–2009). Worked on Since October 2009, evidence has focused on Dr. Radhakrishnan’s strong leadership in the Indian space program. President of Indian Space Research Organization, Dr. K. Radhakrishnan was included in the list of top 10 scientists in the world, its list has been prepared by the journal ‘Nature’. This is the first time that Journal Nature has placed an Indian working in India on this list like to be called ISRO man
Dr. K. Radhakrishna has been included in the list of top 10 scientists along with Andreta Ekomajo, director of the Rosetta flight operation, European Space Agency. Dr. Radhakrishnan’s name has been selected for India’s achievement in the first attempt to send Mars to Mars in the orbit of Mars under the successful Mars mission on 24 September 2014.
Dr. Radhakrishnan is the Chairman of ISRO since 2009. Radhakrishnan has also been the director of Vrikram Sarabhai Space Center, he is considered the best leader. The contribution to making the Mars mission a success is unprecedented. After the success of the Mars mission, when Radhakrishnan was asked, would you like to be called ‘Mars Man’? So he said that the credit for making this mission successful goes to the entire team, that’s why I would prefer to be called ‘ISRO Man’.