Cerebral Shangrila

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Rainbow Quiz - Identify the personality - Week 15

Here is the next weekly "Rainbow" quiz , where I would be giving 7 clues (Hence the name Rainbow) about a personality. Try to discover the person in the least number of clues . You can either leave the answer as a comment / email me . Feedback/ suggestions welcome. Googling is not preferred but then its just for fun and so go ahead if you need to.

X was a true visionary and one of the pioneers who started the "great indian software story" .

clue # 1 : X obtained his UG degrees from India & Canada before pursuing an MS in electrical engineering from the MIT ,USA.

clue # 2 : X started his career at the Canadian General Electric Company as an engineer .

clue # 3 : X then returned to India in the early 50's to take up the appointment of chief load dispatcher at an Indian conglomerate's Electric Engg division.

clue # 4 : X was appointed as general manager of Y (name of the company) in the late 60's , and later became the director-in-charge,vice-chairman before finally retiring as the chairman (X retired as chairman a few years ago).

clue # 5 : X has received numerous national and international awards and honours, among them an honorary doctorate and India's third-highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan.

clue # 6 : X is referred to as the "father of the Indian software industry".

clue # 7 : X's current brainchild is to use computer aided sounds and images to impart basic literacy, particularly to illiterate adults.

Who is X and also name Y ?


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