Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar, secretary, department of space and Chairman of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) is all set to get an extension, according to the reports.
Alur Kumar (62) has been a silent force behind India’s most successful space projects such as Mangalyaan and Chandrayaan 1. He succeeded K Radhakrishnan to take over the post in 2015.
the Karnataka-born scientist has contributed immensely in designing the ears and eyes, or the sensors, for the country’s first remote sensing satellite, Bhaskara-1, launched in 1979.
Former director of Space Applications Centre has been awarded fourth highest civilian award of Padma Shri in 2014 and Bhaskara Award by Indian Society of Remote Sensing.