Punjab born Indian-American Sikh scientist gets Padma Vibhushan posthumously

With more than 100 patents throughout his career, his research works lasers, fibre optics, solar energy etc, Narinder Si...

Punjab born scientist Narinder Singh Kapany was awarded Padma Vibhushan posthumously, in the field of science and engineering, Monday [ The Padma Vibhushan is the second-highest civilian award of the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna ]. Known as the ‘Father of Fibre Optics’, Kapany, who was born on October 31, 1926 in Moga of Punjab, died recently on December 4 at California in the US. He was 94. Born in a Sikh family of Punjab, he had migrated to the US.

Known for his pioneering work on fibre optics, Kapany was among the most distinguished Indian-American scientists. After completing his graduation in India from Agra University and pursuing advanced studies in optics from London, he had migrated to the US.

With more than 100 patents throughout his career, his research works lasers, fibre optics, solar energy etc, he was a distinguished Indian-American Sikh scientist who also had great interest in Sikh art and philanthropy activities...

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