Eminent aerospace scientist and Padma Vibhushan awardee Roddam Narasimha died at a non-public hospital on Monday, medical doctors stated. He was 87.
He was admitted to the hospital on December Eight after he suffered a mind haemorrhage.
The scientist, who served on the prestigious Indian Institute of Science (IISc), breathed his final at 8.30 pm, neurologist Dr Sunil V Furtado stated.
“When he was brought to our hospital, he was in a very critical stage. There was bleeding inside his brain,” Dr Furtado, neurosurgeon and senior marketing consultant on the Ramaiah Memorial Hospital within the metropolis, informed PTI.
According to him, Narasimha had a heart-related ailment and suffered a mind stroke in 2018 as effectively.
He is survived by his spouse and a daughter.
Born on July 20, 1933, Prof Narasimha made a mark within the subject of aerospace and as a fluid dynamicist. He taught Aerospace Engineering on the IISc from 1962 to 1999. He additionally served because the director of the National Aerospace Laboratories from 1984 to 1993.
He was the chairperson of the Engineering Mechanics unit on the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) in Bengaluru from 2000 to 2014.
Considering his contribution, the central authorities bestowed on him Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award of India, in 2013.
According to his household buddies, Narasimha was within the league of the Missile Man of India and former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
Dr Kalam and Prof Narasimha had collectively authored a ebook –“Developments In Fluid Mechanics and Space Technology”.
He was additionally an excellent pal of eminent scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee Dr CNR Rao. He was the scholar of Indian rocket scientist Prof Satish Dhawan.
His members of the family stated the final rites can be carried out on Tuesday.