Dr K Sivan is a Kanyakumari based scientific researcher. He is an expert in the field of space science. 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 and GSVL.
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
|Real Name||Kailasavadivoo Sivan|
|Date of Birth||14 April 1957|
|Age||62 (as of 2019)|
|Family||Father: Kailasavadivoo (Farmer)|
Uncle: A Shanmugavel
|Children||Yet to be updated|
|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
Indian Institute of Science
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai
|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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Interesting Facts about K Sivan
- Between 2015 to 2018, he worked as the director 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.
K Sivan Images
|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|