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Published on Sep 2, 2012
Jayant Vishnu Narlikar. Cosmologist, Physicist. The Great Son Of India.
Narlikar has received several national and international awards and honorary doctorates. India's second highest civilian honor, Padma Vibhushan, was awarded to him in 2004 for his research work. Prior to this, in 1965, he was conferred Padma Bhushan.
He received Maharashtra Bhushan Award for the year 2010.
He is a recipient of Bhatnagar Award, M.P. Birla Award, and the Prix Jules Janssen of the French Astronomical Society. He is an Associate of the Royal Astronomical Society of London, and a Fellow of the three Indian National Science Academies and the Third World Academy of Sciences.
Apart from his scientific research, Narlikar has been well known as a communicator of science through his books, articles, and radio & television programs. For these efforts, he was honored in 1996 by the UNESCO with the Kalinga Award.