K. Sivan appointed as new ISRO Chairman

ANI | Updated: Jan 10, 2018 23:10 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 10 (ANI): K Sivan, popularly known as the 'Rocket Man' of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), was on Wednesday appointed as the new Chairman of the country's space establishment.

Sivan is well known for his contribution to the development of cryogenic engines for India's space programme and is currently serving as the director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Center in Thiruvananthapuram.

He will be the ninth head of the ISRO and will succeed A.S. Kiran Kumar, whose three-year terms end on January 14.

Sivan is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, he joined the ISRO in 1982. (ANI)