Padma Vibhushan awardee and eminent aerospace scientist Roddam Narasimha dies



Eminent aerospace scientist and Padma Vibhushan awardee Roddam Narasimha died at a private hospital here on Monday at the age of 87, the doctor said.

He was admitted to the hospital on December 8, as he suffered a Brain Haemorrhage.

Dr Furtado, neurosurgeon and senior consultant at the Ramaiah Memorial Hospital in the city said that when he was brought to the hospital, he was in a very critical stage as there was bleeding inside his brain.


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Considering his contribution, the central government bestowed on him Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award of India, in 2013.

Condoling his death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "Shri Roddam Narasimha personified the best of India's tradition of knowledge and enquiry. He was an outstanding scientist, passionate about leveraging the power of science and innovation for India's progress. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti."

President Ram Nath Kovind also tweeted stating that the "Demise of eminent aerospace scientist Shri Roddam Narasimha is (a) huge loss to the world of science and technology. An authority in fluid dynamics, he was honoured with Padma Vibhushan and many other awards and recognitions. My condolences to his family and his associates." (PTI)