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Ex-ISRO Chief U R Rao passes away at 85

Ex-ISRO Chief U R Rao passes away at 85

The man behind Aryabhatta, the internationally-renowned space scientist UR Rao passed away in the wee hours of Monday morning. Rao was 85. The former ISRO chief was serving as the chairman of the governing council of the physical research laboratory and Chancellor of Thiruvananthapuram's IIST. Rao was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1976 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2017 for his contribution to Indian space technology.

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