Nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu dies of Covid

A mechanical engineer, Dr Basu is revered for his contributions to the country’s atomic energy programme

Nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu dies of Covid

Sekhar Basu. Credits: Twitter/DAEIndia

Kolkata, September 24

Veteran atomic scientist and former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Dr Sekhar Basu succumbed to COVID-19 early on Thursday at a private hospital here, a health department official said. He was 68.

“Dr Basu was suffering from COVID-19 and other kidney ailments. He died at 4.50 am,” the official told PTI.

A mechanical engineer, Dr Basu is revered for his contributions to the country’s atomic energy programme. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2014.

He had also pioneered the highly complex reactor for India’s first nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant. PTI

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