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  • Shri G. Madhavan Nair
  • Former Chairman,ISRO
  • Government of India
  • B.Sc (Engineering) in Electrical & Communication, (1966), Kerala University.
  • One year training at BARC Training School, (1967), Bombay


National Recognition

  • Padma Vibhushan (2009)
  • Padma Bhushan (1998)


  • “MP Birla Memorial Award 2009″ from MP Birla Institute of Fundamental Research at Kolkata (July 4, 2009).
  • “Bhu Ratna” Award from the Soil Conservation Society of India at the National Conference on “Challenges and Opportunities of Bioindustrial Watershed Development for the Prosperity of the Farming Community” at the University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK Campus, Bangalore (June 25, 2009).
  • “Mohamed Abdu Rahiman Sahib National Award” from Mohamed Abdu Rahman Sahib Foundation, Kodungallur, Thrissur (June 19, 2009).
  • ” Lakshmipat Singhania – IIM, Lucknow National Leadership Award 2008″ from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow at ND (June 10, 2009) .
  • “AV Rama Rao Technology Award” from Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad. (cash prize 1 lakh) (May 11, 2009).
  • “Chanakya” Award in the area of Technology Innovative Leadership from Public Relations Council of India at Bangalore (April 3, 2009).
  • “Man of the Year” form Limca Book of Records, 2009 at New Delhi (March 31, 2009).
  • “Special Achievement Award” for contribution towards Science & Technology from the International Institute of Planning & Management& The Sunday Indian State Excellence Awards, 2008 at The Leela Palace, Bangalore (March 25, 2009).
  • “Yashwantrao Chavan National Award 2008″ from Yashwantrao Chavan Pratishthan, Mumbai on the occasion of the 96th Birth Anniversary of Shri.Yashwantrao Chavan (March 12, 2009).
  • “Kururamma Award” from Kururamma Tempan, Guruvayoor (March 4, 2009).
  • “Public Service Excellence Award” from All Indian Management Association at the All India Management Association Foundation Day at Delhi (2009).
  • NASSCOM’s Global Leadership “Award for Vision” for 2008-09 from NASSCOM at Mumbai (2009).
  • “Newsmaker 2008″ – Manorama News Award at Trivandrum (2009).
  • “Bharat Asmita Shreshtatva Award-2009″ from MIT School of Government, Pune, at New Delhi (2009).
  • “CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2008″ in Public Service Category (2009).
  • “AK Nair Memorial Award” from The North Malabar Chamber of Commerce by AK Nair Endowment Committee at Kannur (2009).
  • “NDTV Indian of The Year” Award at New Delhi (2009).
  • “Raja Rammohan Puraskar” award on the 236th birth anniversary of Raja Rammohan Roy at Kolkata (2008)
  • M M Chugani award for 2006, confered by Indian Physics Association at IIT Mumbai (2008).
  • “Bharat Shiromani Award 2006″ from Shiromani Institute, New Delhi (2007).
  • “Shankar Ratna” award from Shankara Netralaya – a unit of Medical Research Foundation, Chennai (2007).
  • Dr. A S G Jayakar Award from the Science India Forum, Muscat and the Indian Institute of Scientific Heritage – Oman Chapter (2007).
  • “9th Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi National Eminence Award” in the field of Science & Technology from The South Indian Education Society, Mumbai (2006).
  • Gold Medal from the Prime Minister at the 94th Indian Science Congress at Chidambaram (2007).
  • “Sasthra Ratna” Purskara from the Pazhassi Raja Charitable Trust, Kozhikode (2006).
  • The First “Sree Chithira Thirunal Award” from Sree Chithira Thirunal Trust, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • “Lokmanya Tilak Award” from Tilak Smarak Trust, Pune (2006).
  • Honoured by the Lakshmikanthammal Educational Trust for outstanding contribution to the field of Indian Space Research at RMK Engineering College, Thiruvallur (2006).
  • “Best R&D Man of the Year” Corporate Excellence Award – 2005 from the Foundation of Indian Industry & Economists at ND.(2006).
  • Fifth “Shri Balvantbhai Parekh Award” from The Indian Planetary Society,Mumbai (2006).
  • H.K.Firodia Award 2005 from H.K.Firodia Memorial Foundation, Pune (2005)
  • Dr. Yelavarthy Nayudamma Memorial Award – 2004 from Dr.Y.Nayudamma Memorial Trust, Tenali, Andhra Pradesh (2005).
  • Benedict Mar Gregorios Award from The Association of Mar Ivanios College Old Students, Trivandrum (2005).
  • 10th Science & Technology Award for Excellence for the year 2003-2004 from Sathyabama Deemed University, Chennai (2005).
  • Raja Sir Muthiah Chettiar Endowment Award from Crescent Engineering College, Chennai (2004).
  • Fellow, Astronautical Society of India.
  • Melpadom Attumail Georgekutty Award from Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar, Thiruvalla (2004).
  • Personality of the Decade Award from KG Foundation, Coimbatore (2004).
  • Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Gold Medal of the Indian Science Congress Association – January 2003
  • Swadeshi Sastra Puraskar Award – 1995
  • Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Award – 1995
  • FIE Foundation’s Award – 1994
  • National Aeronautical Award – 1994
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