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India-born US nuclear physicist Shiva Subramanya dead

India-born US nuclear physicist Shiva Subramanya is dead. He was 76, a family member said. Subramanya, who was a space scientist and a management consultant, was twice nominated to the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.

world Updated: Feb 06, 2009 15:46 IST

India-born US nuclear physicist Shiva Subramanya is dead. He was 76, a family member said on Friday.

Subramanya, who was a space scientist and a management consultant, was twice nominated to the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.

Born on April 8, 1933 in Holenarasipura, Hassan District of Karnataka, he died Jan 8, 2009 in California, US.

He went to the US to pursue PhD in nuclear physics from Clark University and went on to study MBA from California State University and did Doctor of Business Administration from Nova University, Florida. He also held numerous special diplomas.

Subramanya was the chairman of the military-industry committee, which draws-up the policy, procedures and operations concepts for the US military including USAF Space Command until his retirement in 1998.

He was national president of Indian Professional Forum, US - an organisation of scientists and engineers of Indian origin. He was also the vice-president of Viswa Hindu Parishad (America).