()(January 28, 1925 - September 24, 2004), D.Phil.
, was an Indian nuclear scientist
and a prominent nuclear physicist
, is best known for his work in Indian nuclear programme
. Ramanna, since 1967, was associated with the country's nuclear weapons programme, and first headed the team that supervised and carried out the test
of the nuclear device, under a codename Smiling Buddha
, in 1974. Ramanna worked and led the research in nuclear weapons for more than 40 years. Because of his role and association for 4 decades, Ramanna is often considered the "Father of the Indian nuclear programme". He died in Mumbai
in 2004 at the age of 80. As a physicist and scientist, Dr. Raja Ramanna received highly respected in both India and academic scientists from Pakistan.
Education and Musics
Beginning his studies at Bishop Cotton Boys' School
, where he mostly studied literature. He he later attended from Madras Christian College
and resided at St.Thomas's Hall
. At Madras Christian College, Ramanna did B.Sc.
and gained B.A.
degree in Classical music
in 1947. The same year, he attended the Bombay University
where gained his M.Sc.
in Physics, followed by M.Mus.
in Music theory
. He was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship
, and traveled to Great Britain
in 1952. Ramanna attended London University
's King's College
, a constitute college of London University. There, Raja Ramanna obtained Ph.D.
in Nuclear physics
and also did a L.R.S.M.
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