Homi Jehangir Bhabha, widely regarded as the father of India’s nuclear science program, supported Dr. Sarabhai in setting up the first rocket launching station in India. This center was established at Thumba near Thiruvananthapuram on the coast of the Arabian Sea, primarily because of its proximity to the equator.
Who is the father of space in India?
Vikram Sarabhai, who initiated India’s space research and helped develop nuclear power in the country, was born on August 12, 1919. Known as the father of the Indian space program Vikram Sarabhai is known for the establishment of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro).