Prof Jayant V. Narlikar, eminent astronomer and founder director of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) in Pune, was presented the first Govind Swarup Lifetime Achievement Award by the Astronomical Society of India (ASI) on Thursday (11th May 2023).
The ASI had instituted the award in 2022, as it celebrated its golden jubilee, to recognize eminent Indian astronomers for their contributions in the field of astronomy and astrophysics.
Prof Dipankar Banerjee, President of ASI, told The award was announced earlier this year at the 41st meeting of the society held at IIT Indore. “However, Prof. Narlikar was unable to travel to receive it. Hence today we handed over the award to Prof. Narlikar at his residence in Pune and felicitated him,” Prof Banerjee said. The award carries a citation and plaque, and a cash prize..
Source : Indian Express