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Biography Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai was born on 12 August 1919 in the city of Ahmadabad, in Gujarat state in western India. The Sarabhai Family was an important and rich Jain business family. His father Ambalal Sarabhai was an affluent industrialist, owned many textiles mills in Gujarat, and devoted his life to poor people. Vikram Sarabhai went toSheth Chimanlal Nagindas Vidhyalay for his high school studies. Vikram Sarabhai matriculated from the Gujarat College in Ahmedabad after passing the Intermediate Science examination. After that, he moved to England and joined the St. John's College, University of Cambridge. He received the Tripos in Natural Sciences from Cambridge in 1940. Marriage and children In September, 1942, Vikram Sarabhai married Mrinalini Sarabhai, a celebrated classical dancer. The wedding was held in Madras ( later known as Chennai) without anyone from Vikram's side of the family attending the wedding ceremony because of the ongoing Quit India movement led by Mahatma Gandhi. Vikram and Mrinalini had two children - [[Kartikeya Sarabhai] and Mallika. Vikram Sarabhai had a troubled marriage as a result of his long affair with Kamala Choudhary.[4][5][6][7] His daughter Mallika Sarabhai was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour for the year 2010 and his son Kartikeya Sarabhai was awarded the Padma Shri in 2012. Physical Research Laboratory Sarabhai returned to an independent India in 1947. Looking at the needs of the country, he persuaded charitable trusts controlled by his family and friends to endow a research institution near his home in Ahmedabad. This led to the creation of the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad on November 11, 1947. Death Sarabhai died on 30 December 1971 at Halcyon Castle, Kovalam, Kerala because of heart attack due to excessive stress. He was visiting Thiruvananthapuram to attend the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Thumba railway station being built to service the newly created Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station.  


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2015-08-12T21:28:41+05:30
Born as an Industrialist
with a brain full of ingenuity,
scientific curiosity,creativity
which leads him to be a scientist
who made wonders in history
with his work on solar physics 
and in cosmic rays easily 
just like a child playing with ball.

His contribution in science field made
to stand India at the peaks with proud
established 
Nehru Foundation for the study of
social and education problems
by thinking about the India's future

Started a project for the fabrication,
for launch of an Indian Satellite

which kept the 1st Indian Satellite Aryabatta
in orbit from a Russian Cosmodrome
which was happened perfectly 
just as like a spark of light.

India gave birth to such a great scientist
who was 
credited with launching 
India into space age. Such that India
today is so proud about him
which kept his name to a space centre
Salute to Sarabhai!!!
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