Scientist Gowariker hospitalised for brain haemorrhage

May 29th, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by admin  

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Former scientific and technology advisor to four Indian prime ministers, Vasant Gowariker has been admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Bandra here, a senior Maharashtra official said Thursday. Gowariker suffered brain haemorrhage late last week at Pune and was rushed here.

A senior state government official described his condition as “stable”.

Gowariker is former head of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre and it was during his tenure that India achieved the SLV-3 project, the country’s first rocket to put a scientific satellite in earth orbit.

Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh is keeping himself abreast of Gowariker’s treatment and condition.

Deshmukh deputed a senior state official, additional chief secretary (revenue) Neela Satyanarayan, to keep tab on Gowariker’s condition and has ordered that he should be given the best medical treatment available.

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