Important Events Of July – 02


Maylswamy Annadurai Birth Day


  • He was born on July 2,1958 in TamilNadu.
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  • He is an engineer from Tamil Nadu. He joined ISRO in 1982.
  • He is a Distinguished scientist with the Indian Space Research Organisation and currently serves as Director ISRO Satellite Centre(ISAC).
  • He was the project director of the Chandrayaan-1 project, which first sent to India for the moon.
  • Annadurai was listed among 100 Global thinkers of 2014 and topped the innovators list.
  • Annadurai writes a regular column “Kaiyarugey Sevvai”(Mars is at our Reach) in the Tamil Daily Dina Thanthi.
  • Annadurai and his works are mentioned in 10th standard Science Text Book of Tamil Nadu.
  • Annadurai has been given five doctoral titles so far.
  • He is called young Kalam.
  • To guide the current youth he has authored a book entitled “Kaiyarugey Nila” which includes his early days and Chandraayan’s work.
  • It is a historic event that has led to nearly 3000 Indian and international scientists.
  • ‘Growing Science’ is an honorary teacher of science magazine in Tamil.
  • He is the Director of the Satellite Space Center of the Indian Space Research Organization.


Mayilasamy Annadurai has received more than fifty prizes.

  • Padma Shri, 2016, one of the highest civilian awards in India
  • The government of Karnataka awarded him the Rajyotsava Prashasti for Science-2008.
  • Sir C.V Raman Award-2010 from Periyar University, Salem
  • Annadurai is the recipient of the Hariom Ashram pretit Vikram Sarabhai Research Award for his outstanding Contributions to Systems analysis and Space systems management-2004.
  • He is also the recipient of a citation from ISRO for his contribution to the INSAT systems Mission management 2003.
  • Team Excellence award for his contribution to Indian Space Program-2007.
  • ISRO Merit Award 2009
  • Team Excellence Award 2010 as team leader of Chandrayaan-1 team
  • ISRO Outstanding Achievement award -2014.
  • Laurels for Team Achievement Chandrayaan-1, International Academy of Astronautics,2013, Beijing China
  • Certificate of Appreciation from Boeing Asian – American professional Association, Houston, USA
  • Space Systems award, 2009 from American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, US.
  • National Aeronautical Award-2008 from Aeronautical Society of India in recognition of his contributions in the field of Satellites/Spacecrafts.
  • Kongu Achiever Award 2009 From NIA Trust, Pollachi.


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