Father got me admitted in a college near home so I could spend more time in field: Isro chief Sivan
The humble son of a farmer from Sarakkalvilai village in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari district, Kailasavadivoo Sivan as Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) chairman is currently leading the Chandrayaan-2 mission to Moon.
Sivan studied at a Tamil medium government school. After graduating from ST Hindu College in Nagercoil, Sivan completed aeronautical engineering from Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1980 and completed a Master's in engineering from IISc in 1982. In 2006, he received a PhD in aerospace engineering from IIT Bombay.
Sivan is the first graduate in his family. His brother and two sisters were unable to complete higher education due to their poverty. "When I was in college, I used to help my father in the field. That was the reason he got me admitted in a college near our house," Sivan told TOI. "Only when I had completed my BSc (Mathematics) with 100% marks, his mind changed." Sivan said he had spent his childhood days without a shoe or sandal. "I continued wearing vesti (dhoti) till college. I wore pants for the first time when I entered MIT."
He joined Isro in 1982 and worked on almost all rocket programmes. Before taking charge as Isro chairman in January 2018, he was the director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), which develops rockets. He is known as Isro's 'Rocket Man' for his contribution to the development of cryogenic engine, PSLV, GSLV and reusable launch vehicle (RLV) programmes. He had also played a key role in the launch of 104 satellites in one go on February 15, 2017, a world record by Isro. Though a rocket expert, Sivan loves listening to Tamil classical songs and doing gardening in his past time. His favourite movie is Rajesh Khanna-starrer 'Aradhana' of 1969. "When I was VSSC director, I grew a huge variety of roses in my house garden in Thiruvananthapuram. Now in Bengaluru, I hardly get time," he said.
On July 15, when a glitch in GSLV-MkIII stalled the launch of the Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission, Sivan quickly set up a high-level team to find the snag and got it fixed within 24 hours. On July 22, he & his team successfully launched the mission from Sriharikota. A few days ago, PM Narendra Modi, in his 'Mann ki Baat' radio programme, praised Isro scientists for fixng the rocket glitch in record time and launching the lunar mission within seven days of the first scheduled liftoff date.
7月15日，当GSLV-MkIII火箭的一个小故障导致“月船2号”探月任务陷入停滞时，Sivan迅速组建了一个高级团队，查明这个小故障，并在24小时内修复。7月22日，他和他的团队成功地从斯里赫里戈达岛发射了“月船2号”。几天前，印度总理纳伦德拉·莫迪在其“Mann ki Baat”电台节目中赞扬印度空间研究组织的科学家修复了火箭故障，并在原定发射日期之后的7天内完成发射。
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/48142.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
TRUTH BE TOLD•You can't handle the Truth!!!•5 hours ago
Inspirational man. I know him personally. The brainiacs are really humble, whereas the idiots are the ones with the biggest ego. Look at pappu.
surya•Mumbai•5 hours ago
Guys we are indians. We are rich in our culture. There is an essence of intelligence mixed in blood whichever caste we belong to.we excel in all fields.We should be roud to born in a country as INDIAN.
Tara•12 hours ago
Another Kalam among indian scientists. India is full of such brain if given chance can do any thing.
Thirupathi•15 hours ago
Sivan sir is a pride of Tamilnadu.,Jai Hind
krishnamurthy•18 hours ago
Very great .All great leaders and famous / popular great men are educated in their own mother tongue .It is why they are successful in their achievements.
Sanjoy•20 hours ago
You r a true inspiration to thousands of Indiagg
Mithilesh Kumar•21 hours ago
very inspiring real story of life, youngsters of today must devote time for study.
S Palraj Palraj•21 hours ago
Sad to see just a handful of comments. If the article were about Indian cricket, the Comments section would be overflowing.
andi•21 hours ago
Luck favors the brave
Shambhu•22 hours ago
Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO), Chairman, Dr.Kailasavadivoo Sivan is India's Bharat Ratna and deserve Bharat Ratna.,- Shambhu Nath Singh
chanakya•Mumbai•22 hours ago
From the farm in a remote village to the greatest institute of the country. This shows only hardworking people can do the unimaginable
Bharanidharan Vasudevan•New•23 hours ago
Wonderful article. God bless you
Bala subramanian•Unknown•23 hours ago
Making your parents and the country proud. Salute and respect to you Sir, and the entire Team at ISRO.
Naveen•23 hours ago
pls keep this type of story for main page.true motivational story
J D V S Ramachandra Rao•Secunderabad•23 hours ago
Hats off the Great Isro Chairman Shri Sivan. You are one of the loved son of Bharatmata.
Gatothkach•India•23 hours ago
These are our true heros. They should get all the bharat ratnas and other awards along with our soldiers.
Adil• Gatothkach•16 hours ago
very true .. these are the real gem of our country not those fake heroes who dance & romance on silver screen & get famous unnecessarily
Radhakrishnan Vilayanur•1 day ago
Yes all success stories all like - good you will advise govt about opportunity to everyone without reservation
Visalakshi G•1 day ago
They are now sending their children to study abroad in a hostel.
Vasanth Kumar•1 day ago
I hope someone makes a biopic on him and makes it available in all the schools of India. He is an inspiration to the youth of India. Hats off to you Sir!
Guru Sharma•1 day ago
We are proud of doctor Shivan and isro and,so nice to listen from you congratulation on your grand success
Sudhansu Sekhar Das•Unknown•1 day ago
This thing all sons do.
Bhanu•1 day ago •Follow
son of the soil!