New Delhi, September 8
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday condoled the demise of the doyen of Indian radio astronomy Govind Swarup, saying his demise is a giant loss to the scientific area.
Swarup died on Monday evening in a personal hospital in Maharashtra following sickness. He was 91.
Saddened by passing away of doyen of Indian radio-astronomy, Prof.Govind Swarup
He was instrumental in organising Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope & Ooty Radio Telescope.His demise is a giant loss to area of radio astronomy.Heartfelt condolences to bereaved relations
Om Shanti! pic.twitter.com/Vzom3HJJBN
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) September 8, 2020
Swarup was instrumental in organising the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope and Ooty Radio Telescope, the Vice President identified.
“His death is a big loss to field of radio astronomy. Heartfelt condolences to bereaved family members. Om Shanti,” the Vice President Secretariat tweeted quoting Naidu. PTI