Rajnath Singh condoles demise of scientist Dr. K Santhanam

Dr. K Santhanam will be remembered for his remarkable efforts and contribution in the field of science and technology

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday expressed grief over the demise of scientist Dr. Krishnamurthy Santhanam, saying the latter will always be remembered for his remarkable efforts and contribution in the field of science and technology in the country.

The Defence Minister said that the scientist’s role in successful 1998 nuclear tests was noteworthy. “Dr. K Santhanam will be remembered for his remarkable efforts and contribution in the field of science and technology in India. He was associated with institutions like DRDO, DAE, and IDSA. His role in successful 1998 nuclear tests was noteworthy. I am deeply anguished by his demise” Singh tweeted.

Dr. Santhanam was a nuclear scientist and the field director of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) during the tests of Pokhran-II. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1999. 

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