Padam Shri adorned Aeronautical scientist Manas Bihari Verma died of coronary heart assault at his native place in Darbhanga district Tuesday.
He was 78.
A close pal of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, Verma had performed an vital position within the improvement of Light Combat Aircraft – Tejas.
He breathed his final at his residence in Laheriasarai, household and official sources mentioned, including he was single.
During his presidential tenure, the “missile man” had twice visited Verma at his Darbhanga home and appreciated his efforts to popularise data of science amongst plenty.
Bihar Governor Phagu Chouhan and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar have expressed grief over Verma’s demise.
Chief Minister mentioned his position within the subject of aeronautical engineering will at all times be remembered.
Verma had launched “Mobile Science Laboratory” (MSL) vans in 2010 within the rural areas of Bihar to impart data in science to youngsters.
Verma was colleague of Kalam within the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), Bengaluru.
The reputed scientists had retired as Director of ADA in 2005 and was conferred with Padma Shri award in March 2018.