He is a member of the Space Commission
BANGALORE: Chairman of Engineering Mechanical Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research and former Director of the National Institute of Advanced Sciences, Roddam Narasimha, has been selected for the prestigious Aryabhata award for 2004 by the Astronautical Society of India (ASI). Prof. Narasimha is a member of the Space Commission.
The other awardees are: K.R. Sridhara Murthy, ANTRIX Corporation, Bangalore; Surendra Pal, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore; and D. Narayana Moorthi, Visiting Scientist, ISRO Headquarters, Bangalore (award for Space Systems Management);
M.N. Sathyanarayan, Executive Director, Space Industries Development (retired), Bangalore (Spacecraft and Related Technology); Geetha Varadan, ISRO Headquarters, Bangalore (Women Scientist Award); Yogesh Prasad, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore (Young Scientist Award); G. Viswanathan and his team, ISRO Radar Development, Bangalore (Team Achievement Award); Panneer Selvam, DRDL, Hyderabad (Rocket-related Technology); K.P. Singh, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (Space Sciences and Applications); A.V. Patki, Senior Consulting Engineer, Satyam Computer Services Limited, Hyderabad (Spacecraft and related Technology); G.K. Kuruvilla, Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre,
Thiruvananthapuram (Rocket & Related Technologies); and J.S. Parihar, Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad (Space Sciences & Applications).
Citation and cash
The Aryabhata award carries a citation and Rs. 1 lakh in cash while each of the ASI awards and Women Scientist Award carry a citation and Rs. 25,000 in cash.
The Team Achievement Award features a citation and Rs. 1 lakh cash while the Young Scientist Award has a citation and Rs. 10,000 cash.