S. K. Shivakumar

S. K. Shivakumar
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S. K. Shivakumar in 2015
Born1953 (1953)
Died13 April 2019 (aged 66)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
EducationBSc, BE, MTech
Alma materMysore University
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
AwardsPadma Shri (2015)
Karnataka Rajyotsava award (2008)
Scientific career
FieldsSpace Communications
InstitutionsFormer director, ISAC
Former director, ISTRAC

S. K. Shivakumar (1953 – 13 April 2019) was an Indian scientist from Karnataka state who worked at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) centres. He was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, in 2015.

Early life and education

Shivakumar was born in 1953 in Mysore in Mysore State (now Karnataka), India. He earned a BSc from Mysore University followed by a BE in Electrical Communications Engineering and an MTech in Physical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He received PhD in Electronics from Kuvempu University in 2014.[1][2]