Addressing a rally here, Modi lauded Scientist Nambi Narayanan for his exemplary work in the field of space science. Terming Nambi Narayanan as a great patriot, Modi said that it was an honour for his government to extend Padma Bhushan award to the 77-year-old technologist. “We are proud of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan”, said Modi
Recognizing the contribution of the former ISRO scientist, on the eve of 70th Republic Day, Nambi Narayanan was accorded with the prestigious Padma Bhushan award. Responding to the announcement Narayanan thanked the central government for applauding his work.
Taking a swipe at Congress and LDF leaders, Modi stated that Nambi Narayanan was a victim of ugly politics. He further added that false charges against the maverick researcher has exposed the cruel mentality of Congress.
In 1994, Nambi Narayanan under the charges of spaying was booked by the Kerala police. Last year, the Supreme Court had trashed the charges and ordered probe against the Kerala police officers for allegedly torturing the ISRO scientist. The Apex Court also declared Rs. 50 lakh compensation to Narayanan.