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Nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu dies of COVID-19

The Hindu | 24/09/2020 03:44 PM | Click to read full article

Veteran atomic scientist and former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Dr Sekhar Basu succumbed to COVID-19 early on Thursday at a private hospital a health department official said.

A mechanical engineer, Dr Basu is revered for his contributions to the country’s atomic energy programme. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2014. He had also pioneered the highly complex reactor for India’s first nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant.

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