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  The Hindu : Vikram Sarabhai (1919-1971): Architect of Indian space programme
VIKRAM AMBALAL Sarabhai was born at Ahmedabad in an affluent family of progressive industrialists.
Sarabhai launched during July 1975 -July 1976 the Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE), which was the result of negotiation between Sarabhai and NASA of U.S.A. Sarabhai next initiated boldly the space project — and now a reality, with the undertaking of fabrication and launching of an Indian Satellite.
Sarabhai received many awards: Bhatnagar Medal (1962), Padma Bhushan (1966), he was President of the Physics section of the Indian Science Congress (1962), President of the General Conference of the I.A.E.A., Verina (1970), Vice-President, Fourth U.N. Conference on `Peaceful uses of Atomic Energy' (1971).
www.hindu.com /thehindu/seta/2003/04/03/stories/2003040300100300.htm   (803 words)

  
 Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai
Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai, considered the "Father of the Indian space programme", was born into a privileged family in Ahmedabad on 12 August 1919.
Sarabhai's team discovered that weather conditions alone could not explain the observed variations in the strength of cosmic rays - they had therefore to be related to variations in solar activity.
The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, a research institute specialising in solid and liquid propellants for rockets located in the southern Indian city of Trivandrum is named in his memory.
www.iafastro.com /index.php?id=453   (692 words)

  
  Vikram Sarabhai Biography - Indian Scientist Vikram Sarabhai - Information on Dr. Vikram Sarabhai
Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai was born on August 12, 1919 at Ahmedabad in an affluent family of progressive industrialists.
Vikram Sarabhai was instrumental in establishing the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in Ahmedabad in November 1947.
Vikram Sarabhai did research on the time variations of cosmic rays and concluded that meteorological effects could not entirely affect the observed daily variations of cosmic rays; further, the residual variations were wide and global and these were related to variations in solar activity.
www.iloveindia.com /indian-heroes/vikram-sarabhai.html   (669 words)

  
 Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC) - Indian Space Facilities
The Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC) in Tiruvananthapuram is responsible for the whole gamut of issues involved in launch vehicle development.
At the helm of affairs overseeing this token achievement was Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, Chairman of the erstwhile Indian National Committee for Space Research.
The gyro units, reaction wheels and momentum wheels, to keep the satellite stable in orbit, are fabricated at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Center, which is also responsible for the antenna reflectors and scanning mechanism for the Very High Resolution Radiometer(VHRR), that forms the main meteorological payload of INSAT.
www.fas.org /spp/guide/india/facility/vssc.htm   (427 words)

  
 Vikram Sarabhai
To the generation now in their 50s Vikram Sarabhai was the father of our space programme.
Sarabhai had very definite views about the kind of role which scientists could and should play in building an independent and modern India.
Sarabhai advocated a more decisive role for scientists in the promotion and application of science and technology to contribute to the attainment of socio-economic goals set by planners.
www.india-today.com /itoday/millennium/100people/vikram.html   (847 words)

  
 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Opinion
Sarabhai was far ahead of his time, thinking of enriched uranium and fast-breeder reactors or the use of satellites to link rural communities while his colleagues in the AEC could not think beyond the next experiment.
In Amrita Shah’s account, Vikram Sarabhai is clearly the hero who convinces traditional Gujarati banias to embrace scientific practices, sells dreams to the young, promotes the careers of the women he loves and preaches a peaceful nuclear policy in the face of tremendous hostility from his own fraternity and the political establishment.
Shah does not give a hagiographical account of Sarabhai’s life, and is often critical of the man, but she makes no bones of the fact that she is thoroughly in love with her subject.
www.telegraphindia.com /1070323/asp/opinion/story_7551761.asp   (523 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News
Vikram Sarabhai was born on 12 August 1919 in the city of Ahmedabad in western India.
Vikram Sarabhai was one of the eight children of Ambalal and Sarla Devi.
The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, (VSSC), a research institute specialising in solid and liquid propellants for rockets located in the South Indian city of Trivandrum(Thiruvananthapuram) is named in his memory.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Vikram_Sarabhai   (967 words)

  
 VASCSC
Vikram A. Sarabhai (1919 - 1971) was born on August 12, 1919 at Ahmedabad to Shri Ambalal Sarabhai and Smt.
Vikram A. Sarabhai was among the few scientists who devoted their entire life to the progress of science in our country.
Vikram Sarabhai died at the age of 52 on 30 December 1971.
www.vascsc.org /archives.htm   (358 words)

  
 General Information Of Sarabhai Chemicals Ltd., Vadodara   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sarabhai Chemicals is the main units produsing all the various kinds of chemicals, medicines and drugs, which are put in the market by the Enterprise, this Unit can be called the heart of the Enterprise.
In 1955 the Sarabhai entered into an agreement with guigy of basic whereby manufacturing of certain of their chemicals and pharmaceuticals is done in a separate concern.
Sarabhai Chemicals entered into an agreement wire Messer's E.R. squibb and sons of New York for know-how collaboration in their range of product, in the years 1950, at a time when squibb were spending already more than Rs.
www.indianmba.com /Occasional_Papers/OP80/op80.html   (2192 words)

  
 Little India
Sarabhai was one of the principal petitioners in a Supreme Court case demanding a CBI enquiry into the Gujarat communal riots.
When Sarabhai initially went into hiding after the complaint was issued, she says, she was overwhelmed by the support she received from human rights activists and artists, especially from abroad.
But what was most special for Sarabhai was that it rekindled the spirit to dance in her mother who though running the Darpana dance Academy, had lost her motivation in the shock of Vikram Sarabhai’s death.
www.littleindia.com /january2005/AnIdeaNamedMallika.htm   (1420 words)

  
 chapter 16
Vikram Sarabhai and his sisters, children of a wealthy Gujarati merchant, were educated at home by a carefully selected group of Indian and foreign educators inspired by Maria Montessori.
Vikram Sarabhai, a playful, Krishna-like successor to the solemn and remote Bhabha, ushered in a decade of naive technological enthusiasm in India with the formation of INCOSPAR in 1962.
Sarabhai's first attempts at technological evangelism within the Indian bureaucracy resulted in the Arvi Earth Station, the creation of which knit together a strong network of allies for the space program and set the pattern for the way in which INSAT would be constituted.
history.nasa.gov /SP-4217/ch16.htm   (6440 words)

  
 Adhyapak.com: Dr. Vikram Sarabai
Vikram Sarabhai was born in Ahmedabad, India to an affluent, business family.
This center was established at Thumba near Thiruvananthapuram on the coast of the Arabian Sea, primarily because of its proximity to the equator.
Vikram Sarabhai died in his sleep at a young age of 52 on 31 December 1971.
www.adhyapak.com /dadima/vikramsarabai.html   (930 words)

  
 Tehelka - The People's Paper   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Vikram Sarabhai was not an easy man to comprehend.
Amrita Shah manages to paraphrase some of this material, but both a clear understanding of the context that led Sarabhai to the subject and the joy he found in his research are absent in the book.
Somewhat better is her approach to the mind of a man who ensured from the very beginning that the Indian space programme did not have a military component, unlike Bhabha’s atomic programme.
www.tehelka.com /story_main27.asp?filename=hub030307Elementary.asp   (830 words)

  
 The Sunday Tribune - Books
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.
This may not be the definitive biography of Vikram Sarabhai, but it is the best-written book on the man and the many causes he espoused so passionately.
Sarabhai’s life was complex, and not only because of his multifarious interests and engagements.
www.tribuneindia.com /2007/20070513/spectrum/book6.htm   (993 words)

  
 PIB Press Release
Prof Vikram Sarabhai is the visionary of space programme in India.
When Prof Vikram Sarabhai visited Thumba, the locality had series of villages and thousands of fishermen folk were living in that area.
Today, among us, Prof Vikram Sarabhai is not there, Rev Dr Peter Bernard Pereira is not there, but those who are responsible for creation and make the flower blossom will themselves be a different kind of a flower as described in the Bhagwat Gita: "See the flower, how generously it distributes perfume and honey.
pib.nic.in /release/release.asp?relid=25569   (2704 words)

  
 The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum - Republic Day Special (January 26, 2003)
As you all know, Prof Vikram Sarabhai, the visionary of space programme in the country, is well known for his cosmic ray research area that led to evolving of the space research programme for the nation.
When Vikram Sarabhai visited Thumba, the locality had a series of villages and thousands of fishermen were living in that area.
Vikram Sarabhai met many politicians and bureaucrats to get the place for the work of space science research.
www.tribuneindia.com /2003/20030126/spectrum/main2.htm   (2675 words)

  
 WELCOME: WWW.JAINSAMAJ.ORG
VIKRAM A. Dr. Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai was the father of India's Space Programme.
After the completion of post-graduate and post-doctorate research in 1950 and until the time he left his industrial interests in 1966 to join the Atomic Energy commission, he was responsible for the development of quite a few industrial enterprises.
In 1962, Dr. Sarabhai took over the responsibility of organizing space research in India and became the Chairman of the Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) for setting up the Thumba Equatorial Rocked Launching Station and initiated a programme for the manufacture of French Centaur sounding rockets in India.
jainsamaj.org /celebrities/vikram.htm   (710 words)

  
 Sarabhai, Vikram Ambalal (1919-1971)
Born into a wealthy business family, Sarabhai broke with tradition and chose to enter science.
Sarabhai expanded the Indian Space Research Organisation, oversaw India’s first satellite Aryabhatta in 1975, and initiated the Satellite Instructional Television experiment (SITE).
When SITE was put into action in 1975-76, after Sarabhai’s death, it brought education to five million people in 2,400 Indian villages.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/S/Sarabhai.html   (164 words)

  
 Punjab Kesari NewsDetails
New Delhi, (PTI) : Vikram Sarabhai, the doyen of Indian science who led the country's nuclear research, might not have been in favour of conducting an atomic test, a book has claimed.
"There is a suggestion that Vikram was deeply concerned about the potential fallout of these factors on his beloved space programme," says the book "Vikram Sarabhai: A Life" written by noted journalist Amrita Shah.
Then prime minister Indira Gandhi had expressed her reservations about a weapons programme but was veering towards conducting a nuclear explosion and had asked Sarabhai, who was chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), to prepare for it in the mid-1970s.
www.punjabkesari.com /frmNewsDetails.aspx?uid=49179   (280 words)

  
 Sarabhai, Vikram Ambalal
Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai was the father of India's Space Program.
After the completion of post-graduate and post-doctorate research in 1950 and until the time he left his industrial interests in 1966 to join the Atomic Energy Commission, where he was responsible for the development of several industrial enterprises.
Mrinalini Sarabhai is an outstanding and distinguished classical dancer and promotes the performing art of dance through her famed institution Darpan.
ca.geocities.com /tony.vella@rogers.com/india/sarabhai/sarabhai.html   (682 words)

  
 News | the darpana academy of performing arts
Researched, written and directed by Mallika Sarabhai, the performance was premiered at The Tamarind Tree in Bangalore on August 1st.
New Delhi, May 17: Celebrated classical dancer and choreographer Mrinalini Sarabhai and sarod maestro Buddhadev Das Gupta were today honoured with lifetime achievement awards for 2007 by the Legends of India, an organisation which has, for the past several years, been honouring artists which have excelled in different art forms.
The 31st Vikram Sarabhai International Arts Festival ended in Ahmedabad at Natrani, the amphitheatre at the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts this past week.
www.darpana.com /press_media   (626 words)

  
 Dr. Vikram A Sarabhai (Scientist, visionary, institution-builder)
Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai, is the father of the Indian Space Program, a multi-faceted personality, he was a distinguished cosmic-ray and space scientist, an institution builder, industrialist, a management expert, educationist, a connoisseur of arts and above all a great human being.
Vikram Sarabhai was born on 12 August 1919 at Ahmedabad.
His deep cultural interests led him, along with his wife Mrinalini Sarabhai, to establish Darpana Academy, an institution devoted to performing arts and propagation of ancient culture of India.
www.geocities.com /hari_ghk/vikram.htm   (403 words)

  
 Vikram Sarabhai may have been against N-test: Book   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Vikram Sarabhai, the doyen of Indian science who led the country's nuclear research, might not have been in favour of conducting an atomic test, a book has claimed.
Then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had expressed her reservations about a weapons programme but was veering towards conducting a nuclear explosion and had asked Sarabhai, who was chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, to prepare for it in the mid-1970s.
Still, he did not show it outwardly." N Seshagiri of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, who was asked to conduct the cost-benefit study, claims that Sarabhai hoped "...that the result might show that the cost of a viable nuclear arsenal could not be justified even if peaceful nuclear explosions were included.
us.rediff.com /news/2007/apr/15book.htm   (492 words)

  
 BHABHA – SARABHAI COMMEMORATION FUNCTION   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the case of Dr. Sarabhai, his contribution to the Indian Space Programme is rather well known and it is not often recalled that he provided memorable and distinguished leadership to the Atomic Energy Programme also, especially during the crucial years following Dr.Bhabha’s death.
Sarabhai was also instrumental in the establishment of the Reactor Research Centre which was renamed IGCAR in 1985.
Rodriguez, Director, IGCAR to be the Chief Guest at the function, "Dr. Homi Bhabha and Dr. Vikram Sarabhai stand out as two most outstanding institution builders and visionaries in the field of science of post independent era.
www.igcar.ernet.in /lis/nl43/bhabha.html   (555 words)

  
 NTI: Country Overviews: India: Missile Chronology
Vikram Sarabhai establishes the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in Ahmedabad (Gujrat) to pursue research on cosmic rays.
Vikram Sarabhai broaches Indian space scientists and engineers on the idea of conducting a feasibility study for developing a satellite launch vehicle (SLV).
Vikram Sarabhai also approves V. Gowariker's proposal to build a Propellant Fuel Complex (PFC) at the site to be used for scaling up studies to demonstrate production on an industrial scale as well as to manufacture polymers for use in the rocket program.
www.nti.org /e_research/profiles/India/Missile/1931_1932.html   (7437 words)

  
 Vikram A. Sarabhai, Himalayas, Kashmir, cosmic rays, United Kingdom, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, Gulmarg, ...
Sarabhai realized that the study of cosmic rays would help in understanding terrestrial magnetism and atmosphere, nature of sun and outer space...
In 1943, Vikram A. Sarabhai, who was then hardly 23, went to the Himalayas in Kashmir to study cosmic rays at high altitude.
Sarabhai was born on August 12, 1919, and his wife was similar to Bhabha's.
www.4to40.com /legends/print.asp?id=163   (558 words)

  
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Dr Vikram A Sarabhai was born in 1919.
Dr.Vikram A. Sarabhai had a keen desire to establish institutions for development new science and advanced technology and using them for improving the living conditions of people.
Dr Vikram A. Sarabhai was the Chairman of the United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful uses of Outer Space in 1968.
nucnews.net /nucnews/2005nn/0512nn/051230nn.txt   (9700 words)

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