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Nuclear scientist, former chairman of AEC, Sekhar Basu dies of Covid-19

Sep 24, 2020 - Business Standard India

A mechanical engineer, Dr Basu is revered for his contributions to the country's atomic energy programme. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2014 Veteran atomic scientist and former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Dr Sekhar Basu succumbed to Covid-19 early on Thursday at a private hospital here, a health department official said. He breathed his last just three days after turning 68. "Dr Basu was suffering from Covid-19 and other kidney ailments. He died at 4.50 am," the official told P...