K. N. Shankara
Who is K. N. Shankara?
Koodli Nanjunda Ghanapathi Shankara is a space scientist from India. He was the Director of ISRO's Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad and ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore and presently working as a senior scientist in ISAC. He was the Director of Satellite Communications Program Office and Program Director, INSAT, and was looking after overall planning and direction of communication satellite program. His work in the field of Design and Development of Transponders led to a boon in India's Communication Satellite Technology.
For his astounding contribution in the field of Satellite Technology, he was awarded Padma Shri by the government of India in 2004. He is said to be the person who conceptualized Chandrayaan, India's first venture to Moon.
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- May 7, 1945
- Indian Institute of Science
- Lived in
on July 23, 2013