Veteran Indian space scientist U.R. Rao dead

Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) Veteran Indian space scientist U.R. Rao passed away here on Monday, an ISRO official confirmed. He was 85.

“Rao passed away at his residence in the city’s eastern suburb at around 3 a.m., after prolonged illness and age-related health issues,” the Indian Space Research Organisation official told IANS.

Rao was the ISRO chairman ofor a decade from 1984 to 1994.

–IANS

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