New Delhi, Dec 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of eminent aerospace scientist Roddam Narasimha.
Narasimha passed away at around 9 p.m. on Monday in Bengaluru's Ramaiah Hospital due to inter-cerebral bleeding a week after he was admitted there. He was 87. Narasimha leaves behind wife and a daughter.
Narasimha was awarded country's second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2013 for his immense contribution to science and technology.
He was also a member of the Indian Space Commission and closely associated with the space programmes of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
Narasimha was a professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in the city from 1962 to 1999, and Director of the state-run National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) of the Indian Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (ICSIR) from 1984-1993.