Man behind ‘Aryabhatta’ and renowned Indian scientist U R Rao passes away
Professor Udupi Ramachandra Rao, popularly known as UR Rao, renowned space scientist passed away in Bengaluru today. He was 85. Rao the former ISRO chief and the man behind India’s first satellite Aryabhatta passed away at around 2.30 am on Monday. He was admitted to hospital with a heart ailment earlier this month.