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Coronavirus: Nuclear scientist, former Atomic Energy Commission chief Sekhar Basu dies of COVID-19


The 68-year-old Basu was suffering from COVID-19 and other kidney ailments.
 

Coronavirus Nuclear scientist, former Atomic Energy Commission chief Sekhar Basu dies of COVID-19-snj
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Bengaluru, First Published Sep 24, 2020, 3:01 PM IST
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Kolkata: Dr Sekhar Basu, former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and atomic scientist succumbed to COVID-19 early on Thursday (September 24).

The 68-year-old Basu was suffering from COVID-19 and other kidney ailments.

He was awarded Padma Shri in 2014.

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A mechanical engineer, Dr Basu is revered for his contributions to the country's atomic energy programme.

He had also pioneered the highly complex reactor for India's first nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant.

India's COVID-19 tally has crossed the 57-lakh mark with a spike of 86,508 new cases. 1,129 deaths on September 24.

The Health Ministry's latest update informed that the total case tally stands at 5,732,519 including 9,66,382 active cases, 46,74,988 cured/discharged/migrated and 91,149 deaths.

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