NAMBI NARAYANAN (FORMER ISRO SCIENTIST)

NAMBI NARAYANAN (FORMER ISRO SCIENTIST) – Today Current Affairs

  • S. Nambi Narayanan  is a former ISRO scientist
  • He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, in 2019.
  • Played important role in developing the Vikas engine that would be used for the first PSLV that India launched and also he was in-charge of the cryogenics division.  The Hindu Analysis
  • He introduced the liquid fuel rocket technology in India in the early 1970s as he knew the need and importance of liquid fueled engines for ISRO’s future civilian space programmes.
  • In 1994, he was falsely charged with espionage and arrested in April 1996, finally the charges against him were dismissed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and in 1998, the Supreme Court declared him not guilty. The Hindu Analysis
  • In 2018, the Supreme Court awarded Narayanan a compensation of ₹ 50,00,000.  However the Government of Kerala decided to give him ₹ 1.3 crore. The apex court also constituted a committee headed by retired Supreme Court judge D. K. Jain to inquire into the role of officials of the Kerala police in the arrest of Narayanan.

 

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