Dr K Sivan is a true inspiration. Having worked in his father’s farm and mango orchard during his school years, he is now the celebrated Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation since January 2018.
To read more on his life story, From Kanyakumari to Outer Space: The life story of Dr K Sivan.
Some of his top achievements are:
- Shri Hari Om Ashram Prerit Dr Vikram Sarabhai Research Award, 1999
- ISRO Merit Award, 2007
- Dr Biren Roy Space Science and/or Design Award, 2011
- Distinguished Alumnus Award from MIT Alumni Association, 2013
- Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) from Sathyabama University, 2014
- Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award, 2019
- IEEE Simon Ramo Medal, 2020
- von Karman Award by International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), 2020
His dedication and commitment to work have brought him immense success over the years. However, he continues to stay the humble and determined person with a vision for accomplishment. Dr K Sivan says that he is confident that India would be producing Elon Musks in the future and that people are interested in space venture now more than ever.
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