Befitting commemoration of Birth Centenary year of Prof. Subramanyam Chandrasekhar says PM

Today marks the birth centenary of your husband Prof. Subrahmanyam Chandrasekhar, who will go down in the annals of science as one of the most outstanding physicists of the 20th century. The corpus of Prof. Chandrasekhar's contributions to the world of astrophysics beginning with work done in the early days after his graduation, are testimony to his remarkable explorations of the frontiers of space and indeed of the human mind. Despite his glittering achievements, Prof. Chandrasekhar was known as a simple human being. During the nearly six decades that he served on the faculty of the University of Chicago he was held in high esteem and affection by his many students.


Prof. Chandrasekhar's life time achievements in the world of science remain a source of inspiration for young scientists all over the world, but particularly for those from the land of his birth. I have directed the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Government of India to commemorate the birth centenary year of Prof. Subrahmanyam Chandrasekhar in a befitting manner. The Ministry will work to rekindle interest in Prof. Chandrasekhar's research and inspiring life story.


I convey my best wishes to you and other members of the family of this revered scientist and noble soul.


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