Who is Sandip Chakrabarti?
Sandip Chakrabarti is a leading Indian astrophysicist. He developed a computer model to show how life on Earth could have originated in outer space. Sandip K. Chakrabarti was born on 15 November 1958 at Malda, West Bengal and is the fourth son of Sri Bijoy Bhusan Chakrabarti and Renuka Chakrabarti. His mother Renuka Chakrabarti is the granddaughter of the sister of Aghornath Chattopadhyay, father of [Ms. Sarojini Naidu] Sarojini Naidu, a freedom fighter and first governor of UP after independence. He is married to Dr. Sonali Chakrabarti, daughter of Prof. J.N. Chakrabarti, a Physicist.
From his childhood he was interested in astrophysics. In school days he had a laboratory at home where he used to perform all the experiments and more which were done at school. At the age of sixteen, inspired by Daniken's fictions, he wrote to Prof. Martin Schmidt at Caltech, the precise value of Hubble constant and the rate of loss of energy by the sun and used his reply to compute when Mars was at the habitable zone and when the earth was going to be out of this zone etc.
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