Narayanan Srinivasan

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Narayanan Srinivasan
Born(1930-05-11)May 11, 1930
Tamil Nadu, India
DiedMay 18, 2014(2014-05-18) (aged 84)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
OccupationNuclear scientist
Known forAtomic energy program in India
Awards

Narayanan Srinivasan (1930–2014) was an Indian nuclear scientist and the founder project director of Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR).[1][2] One of the pioneers of atomic energy program in India, he served as the design engineer for the plutonium plant at Trombay,[3] as the project director of IGCAR (the then Reactor Research Centre) at Kalpakkam, as the chief executive of Heavy Water Board and later the Nuclear Fuel Complex, and sat in the Atomic Energy Commission of India from 1982 to 1987.[4] The Government of India awarded him the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award, in 2003.[5] He was also a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Department of Atomic Energy which he received in 2009.[6] Srinivasan died on May 18, 2014, at Chennai, at the age of 84.[4]

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  1. ^ "Founder Director". www.igcar.gov.in. 26 November 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Veteran nuclear scientist N.Srinivasan dead". India Today. 18 May 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research" (PDF). IGCAR. 26 November 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b IANS (18 May 2014). "Veteran nuclear scientist N.Srinivasan dead". Business Standard India. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards". Padma Awards. Government of India. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Lifetime Achievement award to ex IGCAR director". News18. 10 June 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2018.

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