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Sunday, July 01, 2007

Rainbow Quiz - Identify the personality - Week 46

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.

A true visionary , he made immense contribution to Indian science, education and arts.

clue # 1 : "X"was born in the city of Ahmedabad . His family was a rich business family that was also actively involved in the freedom struggle.

clue # 2 : His mother established a private school on the lines of the Montessori method. After having his initial education there, "X" moved to England and joined the Cambridge University.

clue # 3 : Before Independence, "X" returned to India and joined the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and began research in cosmic rays under the guidance of Sir C. V. Raman, a Nobel Prize winner.He later returned to Cambridge after the war and was awarded a PhD .

clue # 4 : "X" married a celebrated classical dancer of India in a simple wedding ceremony held in Chennai.Most of his family was unable to attend the wedding due to the Quit India movement.

clue # 5 : "X" founded the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) in Ahmedabad. He was only 28 at that time. The establishment of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was also one of his greatest achievements.

clue # 6 : He was also instrumental in the creation of the IIMs (Most notably IIM-A).He also setup CEPT (Center for Environmental Planning and Technology). and BMA (Blind Men Association) , which helps visually challenged people with necessary skills and support.

clue # 7 : :"X", often hailed as the father of the Indian space program, died at an young age of 52 . During his last days, he was under a great amount of stress due to excessive traveling and a huge work-load which adversely affected his health.

Who is X?

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