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Renowned Scientist MGK Menon Passes Away

Acclaimed high energy particle physicist and an institution builder of Indian science  Prof. M G K Menon passed away. 
●    He was 88. He was Scientist, Science & Technology policy-maker, scholar, parliamentarian, Cabinet Minister. 
●    He has been described as one of India’s most eminent “statesmen of science” About M.G.K. Menon Mambillikalathil Govind Kumar Menon was born on 28 August 1928 in Mangalore, Karnataka. 
●    He was famously known as MGK or Goku. He was awarded a Ph.D. at a relatively young age of 25 by University of Bristol, UK in 1953. 
●    He had joined TIFR (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) in 1955 at invitation of Homi Bhabha. 
●    In 1966, he was appointed Director of TIFR after death of Homi Bhabha. 
●    In 1971, he was appointed Secretary in the Department of Electronics. 
●    In 1978 he was appointed Secretary, Department of Science and Technology and Director-General of the CSIR. 

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