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Top 10 Famous Indian Science Personalities Of 2013

Countdown , 16 Feb - 2014 ,

Top 10 famous Indian science personalities of 2013

We have calculated the score on the basis of news hits and TV, radio appearances in the past 12 months, plus social media. Finally we scored our candidates on their impact.

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Dr M Annadurai 

Dr Mylswamy Annadurai is a scientist with the Indian Space Research Organization and currently serves as Programme Director for IRS & SSS that include Chandrayaan-1, Chandrayaan-2, ASTROSAT, Aditya-1 and Mars Orbiter Mission. He joined ISRO in 1982 and is leading many remote sensing and science missions. 

9

Dr Lalji Singh

Dr. Lalji Singh, is an Indian molecular biologist. He currently serves as the Vice-Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University (BHU),the Chairman of Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi and was the director of the centre for cellular and molecular biology (CCMB) before that.  He has an exemplary research and professional experience of around 45 years, during which he has published more than 219 research papers in internationally reputed journals, including. His research interests include Molecular basis of Sex-determination; DNA fingerprinting and genetic diversity; wildlife conservation; human genome analysis and ancient DNA studies. 

8

Dr Naresh Trehan

Dr. Naresh Kumar Trehan is a renowned cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeon. At present, Dr. Naresh Trehan is the Chairman and Managing Director, Medanta. Dr. Trehan has received many prestigious awards, including the Padma Shree and the Padma Bhushan Award.

7

Dr Anil Kakodkar

Dr Anil Kakodkar, is an Indian nuclear scientist and mechanical engineer.  He is, former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India. Anil Kakodkar is the man behind INS Arihant .  

6

Dr P Sivakumar

Dr P Sivakumar, Director, DRDO's Combat Vehicle Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE).  He worked for more than two decades in Design and Development of Transmission systems for tracked and wheeled vehicles application. He is a member of many professional institutions particularly American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), USA, American Society of Metals (ASM), USA, Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

5

Dr E Sreedharan    

Dr E Sreedharan, Indian civil engineer. He served as the managing director of Delhi Metro between 1995-2012. He is otherwise also popularly known as the "Metro Man". He received 'Lokmanya Tilak award' for the year 2013. He was awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) by the government of France.

4

Dr M S Swaminathan

Dr MS Swaminathan, Indian eminent agricultural scientist and international administrator, renowned for his leading role in India’s “Green Revolution,” a program under which high-yield varieties of wheat and rice seedlings were planted in the fields of poor farmers. He received the 28th Indira Gandhi Award for national integration for the year 2012.

3

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, is an Indian scientist, who is popularly known as the Missile Man of India for his work on missile and launch vehicle technology.  Padma Bhushan and Bharat Ratna award recipients, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam served as the 11th President of Republic India. He played a key role in India's Pokhran-II nuclear test in 1998.

 

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Dr K Radhakrishnan

Dr K Radhakrishnan, is an Indian scientist and the present chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He played a key role in accomplishing several Indian space missions Including Mars mission.

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Dr CNR Rao

Dr Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao, is an Indian chemist who has worked mainly in solid-state and structural chemistry. He currently serves as the head of the scientific advisory council to the Prime Minister of India. On 16th November 2013, the Government of India conferred him Bharat Ratna.

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