Held for friend’s death, Sivia was wooed by British governmentJanuary 14th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) Indian-origin mathematics lecturer at Oxford University, Devinder Sivia, who was arrested and later released on bail after the body of a fellow academic was found at his home, was working with NASA earlier but had been wooed back by Britain to work in the country.
The body of Steven Rawlings, a 50-year-old astrophysicist, was found at the home of Sivia in Oxfordshire Wednesday.
Sivia’s brother Gurdip said the British and Australian governments had wanted Sivia to work for them after NASA.
“Eventually, the British government got him back and set him up in a laboratory at Oxford,” Daily Mail quoted Gurdip as saying.
He said his brother had never been in a serious relationship since he was “married to his work”.
Sivia’s family had moved from India’s Punjab state when the mathematician was five. He was educated in England and studied science at Cambridge before moving to the US to work for NASA at their space centre for three years, the media report said.
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