Saddened by the demise of Prof U.R.Rao: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed his sadness over the demise of the renowned scientist, Professor U.R.Rao.

Remembering his contribution to India’s space research, Modi took to tweet: “Saddened by the demise of renowned scientist, Professor U.R. Rao. His remarkable contribution to India’s space programme will never be forgotten.”

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Veteran Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientist U.R. Rao passed away at his residence in Bengaluru around 3 a.m. after prolonged illness due to age-related health issues. He was 85. Rao was the ISRO chairman for a decade from 1984 to 1994.

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