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K Sivan (Kailasavadivoo) Wiki, Biography, Age, Salary, Images, ISRO, Chandrayaan & More



K Sivan

Dr K Sivan is a Kanyakumari based scientific researcher. He is an expert in the field of space science. After A. S. Kiran Kumar, he is the chairman of government’s Indian Space Research Organisation since 2018. He has worked for ISRO in several posts since 1982 and has given unforgettable contribution for PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) and GSLV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle).

He came into spotlight through his remarkable effort on ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 mission. Unfortunate for him, the mission was failed due to signal loss at an altitude on 2.1 Kilometers from the surface of the moon. But still, he got an appreciation for his contribution from the entire nation. He also worked in Kerala based research center Liquid Propulsion Systems which is active since 1987.

K Sivan Biography

NameK Sivan
Real NameKailasavadivoo Sivan
NicknameRocket Man
Date of Birth14 April 1957
Age62 (as of 2019)
Zodiac signAries
FamilyFather: Kailasavadivoo (Farmer)
Mother: Chellamall
Brother: 1
Sisters: 2
Uncle: A Shanmugavel
Marital StatusMarried
WifeMalathi Sivan
ChildrenSon: Siddhrath and Sushanth
Daughter: NA
Educational QualificationBsc.,BE.,ME (Aerospace Engineering) .,Phd (Aerospace Engineering).,
SchoolGovernment school, Kanyakumari
CollegeSouth Travancore Hindu College, Nagercoil
Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai (1980)
Indian Institute of Science (1982)
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai (2006)
Birth PlaceMela Sarakkalvilai, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India
HometownMela Sarakkalvilai, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India
Current CityBangalore, Karnataka, India

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Interesting Facts about K Sivan

  • Between 2015 to 2018, he worked as the director and chief controller of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • The salary of former secretary K Sivan is estimated between 200k INR – 300k INR.
  • The Rocketman has authored a book along with BN Suresh, titled as Integrated Design for Space Transportation System which was published in 2015.
  • In order to crack down fake social media accounts under the name of K Sivan, ISRO officially announced by it’s tweets, that K Sivan did not have any personal social media handle.
  • The 62-Year-old was born in a middle class family and his father Kailasavadivoo sold his farming land to provide fund for his son’s studies.
  • During his college days (UG), he did agriculture along with his studies.
  • Inventions: He is one of the key scientists who created SITARA software and Day of launch strategy which is used for launch vehicles.
  • India’s PM Narendra Modi hugged Kailasavadivoo to recover him from depression caused by Chardrayaan 2 mission failure. This incident’s video was gone viral on social media.
  • He did not attended the press meet on the day of Chandrayaan 2 mission signal lost. The popular news medias have asked his assistant to call Shivan to give a exact report about the mission. The next day, ISRO have located the Vikram Lander.
  • Before Kailasavadivoo, there are eight officials were been ISRO chainman and now he is the chairman number nine.
  • In February 2017, Sivan’s ISRO made a historic record by launching 104 satellite on space in a single shoot and each satellite perfectly fit on their orbital path.

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Shri Hari Om Ashram Prerit Dr Vikram Sarabhai Research award1999
ISRO merit award2007
Dr Biren Roy Space Science award2011
Distinguished Alumnus Award2013
Distinguished Alumnus Award 2018
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award2019

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