H.G.S. Murthy


Holenarasipur Govindrao Srinivasa Murthy, popularly known as H.G.S. Murthy, was an Indian civil servant (IOFS) and space scientist.[1] He was known as one of the "Seven Pioneers of the Indian Space Programme".[2][3][4] He served at the Machine Tool Prototype Factory (MTPF), Ambernath, and as the first Director of the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS), and the Space Science & Technology Centre, now known as the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)..[5][6][7][8][9][10] He was awarded Padma Shri in 1969 by the Government of India.[11]


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  3. ^ "Among the Seven Pioneers". The New Indian Express.
  4. ^ Pawar, Ashwini (29 July 2015). "I'm proud that I recommended him for ISRO: EV Chitnis". DNA India.
  5. ^ "Gone too soon". The Week.
  6. ^ "40 Years of Indian Space Program" (PDF). Space India. Indian Space Research Organisation. 2003.
  7. ^ "Archive Website". Bureau of Indian Standards.
  8. ^ Subbaraya, B.H. (July 1968). Langmuir Probeof the Lower Equatorial Ionosphere at Thumba (PDF) (Thesis).
  9. ^ Murthy, H. G. S. (11 July 1970). Partel, G. A. (ed.). "Space Programme in India". Springer Netherlands. pp. 645–649. doi:10.1007/978-94-011-7551-7_44 – via Springer Link.
  10. ^ "ISRO rising". Frontline.
  11. ^ https://www.mha.gov.in/sites/default/files/Year_Wise_main_25042017_0.pdf