Vikram Sarabhai

Vikram Sarabhai was visionary, physicist who proposed space research and helped advance nuclear power in India.

* He was a great institution builder.
* He was respected with Padma Bhushan in 1966 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1972.
* He is internationally hypothesized as the Father of the Indian Space Program.
* The Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) founded at his residence, the “RETREAT”, in 1947. PRL had a modest beginning with investigation on cosmic rays.
* Also He was Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.
* He along with separate Ahmedabad-based capitalists played a crucial role in the origination of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Some of the most prominent institutions acknowledged by Dr. Sarabhai are:

  1. Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad
  2. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad
  3. Community Science Centre, Ahmedabad
  4. Darpan Academy for Performing Arts, Ahmedabad (along with his wife)
  5. Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram
  6. Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad came into existence after merging six institutions/centers established by him.
  7. Faster Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR), Kalpakkam
  8. Variable Energy Cyclotron Project, Calcutta
  9. Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), Hyderabad
  10. The Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL), Jaduguda, Bihar
  11. Most prestigious ISRO and other were also founded by him.