Unravelling the enigma: Vikram Sarabhai

Wealthy, handsome, man of science, visionary, industrialist, institution-builder, humane intellectual, inspiring leader`85 all these do not describe adequately Vikram Sarabhai.

Ask most people who Vikram Sarabhai is, and nine out of ten, would answer: The pioneer of the Indian space programme. Sarabhai was a many-faceted nationalist who built some of the first ‘temples’ of modern India and laid the foundations for the most worshipped of these: nuclear power, space research and information revolution.

Long before best practices, human resources and technology upgradation became corporate buzzwords, he recognised the need for these concepts.

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