Kolkata: Eminent nuclear scientist and former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, Dr. Shekhar Basu, died on Thursday in a private hospital from Kovid-19. Dr. Basu was 68 years old, awarded with Padma Shri. Dr. Basu played a very important role in the construction of India’s first nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant. PM Modi has mourned his death. Also Read – Corona positive Manav Kaul and Anand Tiwari, Arjun Rampal Home Quarantine
An official of the Health Department gave this information. The official said, “Dr. Basu was suffering from Kovid-19 and other kidney related diseases. He died at 4:50 in the morning. ‘ Also Read – Fit India Dialogue: PM Modi asked Virat Kohli, do you also have to go through the YO-YO test, know what the team India captain responded
The PM tweeted, “I am saddened by the demise of nuclear energy scientist Dr. Shekhar Basu, a renowned nuclear scientist who played an important role in establishing India as a leading country in nuclear science and engineering.” Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Peace!” Also Read – Brucellosis precautions: New virus attack in China, now brucellosis is causing panic, know what are the measures to avoid it in India
I join the atomic energy fraternity in grieving the passing away of Dr. Sekhar Basu, a renowned nuclear scientist who played a key role in improving India as a lead country in nuclear science and engineering. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Om Shanti!
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 24, 2020
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.