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Why Google Celebrates 100th Birthday of Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai

Google doodle celebrates 100th birthday of Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai 

Dr. Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai was an Indian scientist, physicist and astronomer. He was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 1966 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1972.
Born: 12 August 1919, Ahmedabad
Died: 30 December 1971, Halcyon Castle, Thiruvananthapuram

Google celebrated the 100th birthday of Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai, on 12 August, Monday 2019. He is one of India's greatest scientists and regarded as the father of India's space programme ( ISRO). was honoured with a doodle illustrated by Mumbai-based artist Pavan Rajurkar.

This comes as a coincidence as India recently launched Chandrayaan2 spacecraft to the moon with the landing expected on 7th September.

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 He was born in an affluent family of industrialists on August 12, 1919, in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad. He attended Gujarat Arts and Science College before passing out of Cambridge University with a doctorate.

Remembering Sarabhai on his birth centenary, President Ram Nath Kovind in a tweet said, “Considered the father of our space programme, Dr Sarabhai was a stalwart of Indian science. He built several institutions; mentored & inspired generations of scientists. We cherish his services and his legacy.”

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ISRO tweeted about Dr. Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai

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