Raja Ramanna

Raja Ramanna

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Raja Ramanna ()(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.

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Beginning his studies at Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Bangalore, 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. in Physics 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. from King's...
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