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French nuclear physicist, wife rescued from Taj

French nuclear physicist M George Vendryes and his wife, who were staying in Taj hotel in Mumbai, have been brought out safely from the terror-hit building.

india Updated: Nov 27, 2008 10:09 IST

French nuclear physicist M George Vendryes and his wife, who were staying in Taj hotel in Mumbai, have been brought out safely from the terror-hit building, official sources said on Thursday.

The 88-year-old scientist was in Mumbai to receive the Indian Nuclear Society's (INS) Eminent Scientist Award and was staying at the five-star hotel in south Mumbai, Department of Atomic Energy sources said.

Terrorists are holed up inside the hotel where operation to flush them out is currently on.

Both Vendryes and his wife spoke to the DAE authorities on Thursday morning and said that they were fine, the sources said.

The award was presented to Vendryes at the annual conference of the INS held at the office of Nuclear Power Corporation of India at Anushakti Nagar in Mumbai.