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.”

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.