Mahidhara Nalinimohan

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Mahidhara Nalinimohan
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Born(1933-08-04)August 4, 1933[citation needed]
Munganda, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, India
DiedOctober 23, 2005(2005-10-23) (aged 72)
EducationPh.D in Physics
Alma mater
  • Osmania University
  • Moscow University
OccupationSpace scientist, science writer

Mahidhara Nalinimohan (4 August 1933 - 23 October 2005) was an Indian space scientist and writer from Andhra Pradesh. He wrote many articles on popular science in Telugu.[1] His father Mahidhara Rammohan Rao was a noted novelist, journalist and freedom fighter.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 4 August 1933 in Munganda, East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh in a patriotic family. His father Mahidhara Rammohan Rao was a noted novelist, journalist and freedom fighter. Having grown up in a house of literary movement, he began writing poetry at the age of 15 years. He later turned to be a science writer. He completed his masters in Physics from Osmania University in 1955 and got his Ph.D from Moscow university in 1963.


After carrying out research in countries like Sweden, Bulgaria, he came to India and joined National Physical Laboratory in New Delhi. He took part in launching 16 satellites. He carried out research on atmospheric changes in the upper ionosphere in the capacity of deputy director of the Laboratory.


  • Kavi Kokila Duvvuri Ramireddy Vignana Bahumati
  • Indira Gandhi Vignana Bahumati


Nalini Mohan died on 23 October 2005 in an old-age home in Hyderabad. He was survived by his son and three daughters.[2]


  1. ^ JAMUNA, K. A. (2017). Children's Literature in Indian Languages. Publications Division Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. p. 210. ISBN 9788123024561. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Noted Space scientist and writer passes away". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 September 2017.