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UR Rao - first Indian to be inducted in IAF Hall of Fame


Former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman Udupi Ramachandra Rao, popularly known as U. R. Rao, was inducted into the 2016 IAF Hall of Fame on 30 September 2016 by the International Aeronautical Federation (IAF).
●    With this, Rao became the first Indian to be inducted into IAF Hall of Fame.
●    U. R. Rao is the former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation.
●    At present, he is the Chairman of the Governing Council of the Physical Research Laboratory at Ahmedabad.
●    He is also the chancellor of Indian Institute for Space Science and Technology (IIST) at Thiruvananthapuram.
●    He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 1976.
●    On 19 March 2013, he was inducted into the Satellite Hall of Fame, Washington at a ceremony organised by the Society of Satellite Professionals International. He was the first Indian to be inducted.

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