Pune, Jan 2: Eminent scientist and Padmashree-recipient Dr Vasant Gowarikar died at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital here this morning. He was 81.
Dr Sameer Jog, ICU in-charge of Mangeshkar Hospital, said he was suffering from dengue infection and urinary tract infection. Gowarikar was well-known for his monsoon forecast model.
He had worked with the Indian Space Research Organisation. He had also been Secretary, Department of Science and Technology as well as scientific adviser to the Prime Minister.