Born - 11 November 1943
Achievements - Dr Anil Kakodkar is a famous Indian nuclear
scientist. Currently, he's the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission
of India (AECI) and the Secretary to the Government of India, Department
of Atomic Energy. He was also the director of the Bhabha Atomic Research
Centre at Trombay.
Dr Anil Kakodkar is a very distinguished nuclear scientist of India. He
is presently the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India
(AECI) as well as the Secretary to the Government of India, Department
of Atomic Energy. He was the director of the Bhabha Atomic Research
Centre at Trombay from the year 1996-2000 before being granted the
opportunity of leading India's nuclear programme. Read on more about the
biography of Anil Kakodkar.
Anil Kakodkar was born on 11 November 1943 in the Barawani village located in
the present day Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. He's the son of Mrs
Kamala Kakodkar & Mr. P. Kakodkar, both of whom happen to be
Gandhian freedom fighters. His early education happened here and at
Khargoan. After this, Anil Kakodkar went away to Bombay to pursue his
post-matriculation studies. He graduated from the Ruparel College there.
Kakodkar then joined VJTI in Bombay University in 1963 to obtain a
degree in Mechanical Engineering. In the year 1964, Anil Kakodkar joined
the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). He also notched a masters
degree in experimental stress analysis from the University of Nottingham
in the year 1969. The life history of Anil Kakodkar's career as nuclear
scientist further saw him join the Reactor Engineering Division of the
Anil Kakodkar also has the credit of being a member of the core team of
architects of India's Peaceful Nuclear Tests that were conducted during
the years 1974 and 1998. He also led the indigenous development of the
country's Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor Technology. Anil Kakodkar's
efforts in the rehabilitation of the two reactors at Kalpakkam and the
first unit at Rawatbhatta is noteworthy as it were about to close down.
In the year 1996, Anil Kakodkar became the youngest Director of the
BARC after Homi Bhabha himself. From the year 2000 onwards, he has been
leading the Atomic Energy Commission of India and playing secretary to
the Department of Atomic Energy. Dr Anil Kakodkar has been playing a
crucial part in demanding sovereignty for India's nuclear tests. Infact,
he is known for being a strong advocate of India's self-reliance by
employing Thorium as a fuel for nuclear energy.