Updated: July 19, 2020
Vikram Sarabhai was an Indian scientist and innovator widely regarded as the father of India's space programme. He was born on 12th August 1919 and died on 30th December 1971.
Vikram Sarabhai was son of Ambalal Sarabhai. He came from the famous Sarabhai family of India who were major industrialists committed to the Indian independence movement.
Vikram Sarabhai studied at Gujarat College and University of Cambridge.
Vikram Sarabhai married the classical dancer Mrinalini in 1942. The couple had two children. His daughter Mallika gained prominence as an actress and activist, and his son Kartikeya Sarabhai too became an active person in science.