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 has been the chairman of the government’s Indian Space Research Organisation since 2018. He has worked for ISRO in several posts since 1982 and has made unforgettable contributions to PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) and GSLV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle).
He came into the spotlight through his remarkable effort on ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 mission. Unfortunately for him, the mission failed due to signal loss at an altitude of 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 has been active since 1987.
On 23 August 2023, Chandrayaan 3 landed on the South Pole of the moon, making India the first country to reach that particular area. In a press meet, K Sivan (former ISRO chief) said that they have waited to hear this sweetest news for the last four years.
K Sivan Biography
|Real Name||Kailasavadivoo Sivan|
|Date of Birth||14 April 1957|
|Age (as of 2023)||66|
|Sons||Siddhrath and Sushanth|
|Educational Qualification||Bsc.,BE.,ME (Aerospace Engineering) .,Phd (Aerospace Engineering).,|
|School||Government school, Kanyakumari|
|College||South Travancore Hindu College, Nagercoil|
Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai (1980)
Indian Institute of Science (1982)
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai (2006)
|Hobbies||Reading, Listening to Music|
|Birth Place||Mela Sarakkalvilai, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Hometown||Mela Sarakkalvilai, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Current City||Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
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- 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 Integrated Design for Space Transportation System which was published in 2015.
- In order to crack down on fake social media accounts under the name of K Sivan, ISRO officially announced by its tweets, that K Sivan did not have any personal social media handle.
- The 66-year-old was born into a middle-class family and his father Kailasavadivoo sold his farming land to provide funds 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 the 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 went viral on social media.
- He did not attend the press meet on the day of the Chandrayaan 2 mission signal loss. The popular news media have asked his assistant to call Shivan to give an exact report about the mission. The next day, ISRO located the Vikram Lander.
- Before Kailasavadivoo, there were eight officials who were been ISRO chainmen and now he is the chairman number nine.
- In February 2017, Sivan’s ISRO made a historic record by launching 104 satellites into space in a single shoot and each satellite perfectly fit on their orbital path.
|Shri Hari Om Ashram Prerit Dr Vikram Sarabhai Research award||1999|
|ISRO merit award||2007|
|Dr Biren Roy Space Science award||2011|
|Distinguished Alumnus Award||2013|
|Distinguished Alumnus Award||2018|
|Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award||2019|
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