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Dr K N Raju in 1995

Dr P Nilakantan
Dr S R Valluri

Professor R Narasimha
Dr K N Raju

Professor Satish Dhawan
Dr R A Mashelkar
Dr PRamamoorthy
Prof U R Rao
Dr B R Somashekar
Mr K Venkatachalam
Dr K S Yajnik
Dr M V V Murthy
Dr A C Raghuram
Dr Indira Rajagopal
Dr S Srinathkumar
Dr M Shivakumara Swamy
Dr S Nagabhushana
Dr J P Pichamuthu
Dr Srinivas Bhogle


In a glittering career spanning nearly four decades, Dr Raju has made remarkable contributions to practically every facet of aerospace science and technology.

Dr K N Raju
Citation read out at the special NAL Foundation Day function held on 18 Jul 1997

National Aerospace Laboratories is privileged to honour Dr K Keshava Narayana Raju at today's Special Foundation Day Function to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Indian Independence.

Dr Raju is one of India's best aeronautical scientists and engineers. In a glittering career spanning nearly four decades, Dr Raju has made remarkable contributions to practically every facet of aerospace science and technology. He led aircraft fatigue and fracture activity at NAL and was the principal architect of the full-scale fatigue testing facility. As Leader of the CFC National Team, he successfully undertook the responsibility to design, develop and fabricate carbon fibre composite wings for the Light Combat Aircraft.

Dr Raju capped an outstanding career at NAL, which began when Dr Nilakantan invited him to join the Laboratory in 1960, by becoming its fourth Director in 1993. As Director he provided extraordinary momentum to NAL's contributions to national aerospace programmes even as the Laboratories' revenues soared to unprecedented heights.

It is with special pleasure that NAL honours Dr Raju not just for his outstanding leadership and achievement, but also for his loyalty, dedication and endearing human qualities

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