Shekhar Basu (Photo Credits-Twitter)
New Delhi, 24 September. Condoling the demise of noted nuclear scientist and former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Shekhar Basu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded his role in establishing India as one of the leading countries in the field of nuclear science and engineering. Basu died on Thursday in a private hospital in Kolkata from Kovid-19. He was 68.
Modi tweeted and said, “I am with the nuclear power fraternity in this moment of grief over the demise of noted nuclear scientist Shekhar Basu. He was instrumental in establishing India among the leading countries in the field of nuclear science and engineering. My condolences to his family and friends. om Shanti.” Also read New Delhi: President Ramnath, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and PM Modi expressed grief over the death of Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi.
Mechanical engineer Dr. Basu is known for his contribution to the country’s nuclear power program. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2014. Basu was instrumental in building a highly complex reactor for INS Arihant, India’s first nuclear-powered submarine.