Vasudevan Gnana Gandhi
Vaduvarpatti, Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation(s)Rocket scientist, retired in 2006
Years activesince 1968
AwardsPadma Shri
Aeronautical Society of India Award

Vasudevan Gnana Gandhi is an Indian rocket scientist, known as the pioneer of cryogenic rocket science in India.[1] A graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, Gandhi started his career by joining the Indian Space Research Organization in 1968 and held many positions such as Project Director and Programme Director at ISRO.[1] His contributions are reported behind the development of booster liquid stages of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle and the uprating of VIKAS engine.[1] A recipient of the Aeronautical Society of India Award,[1] Gandhi was honored by the Government of India, in 2005, with the fourth highest Indian civilian award of Padma Shri.[2] Currently, Vasudevan Gnana Gandhi is working as Senior Vice President-Propulsion at Skyroot Aerospace, Hyderabad and also as chief academic advisor to

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  1. ^ a b c d "ASI". ASI. 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Padma Awards. 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.