VIKRAM AMBALAL SARABHAI
Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai was born on 12 August 1919 in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. the western state of India. He was born into an high status and rich Jain business family.
His father Ambalal Sarabhai was a well known industrialist and business tycoon.
A physicist by Mr.Vikram Sarabhai studied in Sheth Chimanlal Nagindas Vidyalaya during his elementary school years.
He passed matriculation from the Gujarat College in Ahmedabad
Shortly after this, he went to England and joined the St. John's College, for furthur studies.
He received the Tripos in Natural Sciences from Cambridge in 1940.
Sarabhai returned to India in 1947. Figuring out the needs of the country, he founded a research institution near his home in Ahmedabad.
This led to the creation of the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad on November 11 of the same year.
Also known as the father of India's space programme, this great soul died on 30 December 1971 aged 52 in Kerala.