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Nambi Narayanan

Nambi Narayanan is an aerospace engineer who previously worked with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He came into the limelight in 1994 when he was arrested under false charges of espionage. Narayanan was later given a compensation of Rs 1.3 crore by the Kerala government. Recognising his contribution to the development of rocket science in India, the Government of India conferred Narayanan with the country’s third-highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan, in 2019.
Professional Life
In 1969, Narayanan won a prestigious NASA fellowship that helped him find his way into Princeton University, where he gained expertise in chemical rocket propulsion. Upon returning to India, where solid motors were common, he introduced liquid propellant motors.
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