EX- ISRO chairman space scientist UR Rao passes away

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Former chief of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and professor UR Rao passes away at his Bengaluru residence.

It was reported that the renowned scientist passes away after a prolonged illness and has taken his last breath at around 2.30 am on Monday.

Earlier this year, Rao was hospitalized with a heart ailment.

Rao has worked on various projects in which Aryabhatta was one of them.

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi moved to twitter to express his deep solace by posting, “Saddened by the demise of renowned scientist, Professor UR Rao. His remarkable contribution to India’s space programme will never be forgotten”.


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