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|Full Name||S. Nambi Narayanan|
|The Famous for||As a former senior member of the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO),|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Date of Birth||13 December 1941 Friday|
|Age in 2020||79 Years|
|Place of Birth||India, Kerala|
|Hometown||Nagercoil (Tamil Nadu)|
|Schools||DVD Higher Secondary School|
|College/University||• Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai
• Princeton University, New Jersey
|Education Qualification||Madras University offers a degree in mechanical engineering|
|There is a controversy||Nambi was arrested in 1994 after he was accused of providing confidential documents to Pakistan. for 50 days. The CBI dismissed all charges against him in 1996. In 1998, the Supreme Court of India exonerated him. Nambi is a chronicle of his suffering under interrogation by Intelligence Bureau. The officials abused him mentally and physically. Nambi, who was found innocent by the Supreme Court, filed a petition to have a number of officers involved in Nambi’s trap in the ISRO spying case.|
|Relationships & More|
|Marital Status||Get married|
|Children||Son– Sankara Kumar Narayanan (Businessman)
Dolly– Geetha Arunan (Montessori teacher in Bangalore)
Nambi Narayanan’s Lesser-Known Facts
- In the year 1966, he was a member of ISRO.
- In the early 1970s, he invented the liquid fuel rocket technology. He knew that India would need liquid fuelled engines for the upcoming ISRO’s civilian space programmes.
- He was backed by his successor U.R. Rao and the then ISRO chairman Satish Dhawan. Nambi first built the successful 600-kg thrust engine; leading to the development of liquid propellant motors.
- He was assigned the charge of the cryogenics division (the behaviour and the production of materials at low temperature).
- His collaborations with Indian scientists like Satish Dawan, Vikram Sarbhai and Dr APJ Abdul Kalam (U.R. Rao, etc. and has served ISRO for 35 years.
- He was so tormented and agitated by the false charges that he threatened the Intelligence Bureau Officers that he would make them pay for it. He said that one of his officers had replied “Yes, that’s what I meant.”
“Sir, we are doing our duty. If what you are saying is the truth and you are vindicated, you can slap us with your slippers.”
- Nambi, D Sasikumaran and another scientist were charged with transferring ISRO secrets for millions.
- At that time, ISRO did not support Nambi as “ISRO could not interfere in a legal matter,” stated Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan (the then chairman of the ISRO.)
- All charges were dropped by the CBI in 1996.
- The Supreme Court of India acquitted him in 1998.
- Nambi, who was later proven innocent, appealed to the State for damages for All his pains. He demanded that the Kerela Police Officers, and Intelligence Bureau Officers be held accountable for His false accusation was made.
- Nambi disclosed that he had been physically and mentally abused during introspection. He had also blown on his neck and torso. Nambi was asked to stand. for After 30 hours, he fell to his death.
- 2012. The state of Kerela was directed by the High Court to pay ₹10lakhs to Nambi. For which he had to fight a legal battle again as the Kerela Government did not comply with the High Court’s order.
- On 23 October 2017, his autobiography, ‘Ormakalude Bhramanapatham’ was released; revealing the ISRO espionage case. It revealed that Nambi Narayanan, along with five others, was subjected to third degree repeated tortures in the early 1990s. The other accused persons were D. Sasikumaran, ISRO’s contractor S.K. Sharma, a Russian space agency official K. Chandrasekhar, and two Maldivian women: ‘Mariam Rasheeda’ and ‘Fauzia Hassan.’
- In 2018, a bench led by the then Chief Justice ‘Dipak Misra‘ of the Supreme Court stated over the concern of the hampered image of Nambi:
“We can direct compensation to be paid by persons involved in the investigation… We will require the state to recover the compensation from their properties…”
“Let them sell their houses and pay. We don’t care. We will clarify in our order that his reputation was dented… by this judgment, his reputation is reinstated.”
- Nambi explained that his image within the society was affected by the incident. The world’s perception towards him was of a spy who betrayed his country. He said in an interview that:
“People would come to our house and burn my effigy, call me names, shout slogans… My family suffered a lot. My children became agitated, and they would fight back. But my wife slipped into depression and stopped talking.”
He recalled another incident of his wife being forced to get out of an autorickshaw; as the driver did not allow her to travel when he got to know her identity.
“The most cruel part was that it was raining at the time,” he said.
- Nambi fought for Justice for two decades. The bench led by the then Chief Justice ‘Dipak Misra’ considered compensation of ₹75lakhs for The state of Kerala will pay him.
- In 2018, R. Madhavan was signed to play Nambi Narayanan’s role in the film based upon Nambi’s autobiography.
- In 2019, he was honoured with Padma Bhushan- India’s third highest civilian honour by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.