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Sam Pitroda: Telecom tsar

Pitroda did his Masters in Physics and Electronics from India and it was mainly because of the efforts of this inventor, technocrat, and social thinker that telecom revolution started in India.

india Updated: Jan 05, 2006 21:07 IST
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Satyanarayan Gangarm Pitroda, better known as Sam Pitroda was born in Titlagarh, Orissa.

Pitroda did his schooling at Anand Vallabh Vidyalaya in Gujarat and Masters in Physics and Electronics in Baroda.

It was in the year 1964 that he went to the US and did his Masters in Electrical Engineering in ChicagTeo.

Thereafter he worked at GTE and formed Wescom Switching, Inc. In the year 1984, he returned to India and founded the Center for Development of Telematics (CDAC) and later became advisor to the PM of India on National Technology Missions.

Pitroda lives in Chicago, Illinois with his wife and children.

It was mainly because of the efforts of this inventor, technocrat, and social thinker that telecom revolution started in India.

First Published: Jan 05, 2006 19:27 IST