Sekhar Basu Passes away at 68

Veteran Nuclear Scientist Sekhar Basu passed away due to COVID-19. He was 68. He was the former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. He passed away on Thursday the morning, the hospital confirmed. Dr. Basu was awarded a Padma Shri in 2014.

Dr. Basu was a mechanical engineer who had made major contributions in developing India’s Atomic program. One of his major contributions was pioneering the highly complex reactor for India’s first nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant.

The hospital official said,” Dr Basu was suffering from COVID-19 and other kidney ailments. He died at 4.50 am.”

He joins a list of important personalities who have succumbed to the coronavirus. 

Currently India is seeing a second wave of the pandemic with nearly 5.73 mil confirmed cases and over 91 thousand deaths registered. Nearly 81 thousand cases recorded in the last 24 hours and 1129 deaths.

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