Death Cause: Cardiac Arrest
Death Date: 02/09/2023
Age: 64 Years
|Physical Stats & More|
|Debut||Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Bangalore (1984)|
|Last Work||Countdown of Mission Chandrayaan 3 (2023)|
|Awards||Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award (2015)
|Date of Birth||July 31, 1959 (Friday)|
|Birthplace||Ariyalur, Tamil Nadu|
|Date of Death||September 2, 2023|
|Place of Death||Chennai|
|Age (at the time of death)||64 Years|
|Death Cause||Cardiac Arrest Indian Express|
|Hometown||Ariyalur, Tamil Nadu|
|School||Nirmala Girls Higher Secondary School|
|College/University||• Government College of Technology, Coimbatore
• Anna University
|Deccan Herald Educational Qualification||• Bachelor's degree in Engineering
• Master's degree in Electronics and Communications
|Relationships & More|
|Marital Status (at the time of death)||Married|
|Husband/Spouse||Vasudevan (Assistant General Manager, Vijaya Bank, Bangalore)|
|Parents||Father- Name not known
Mother- Name not known
Some Lesser Known Facts About N. Valarmathi
- N. Valarmathi (1959-2023) was an Indian scientist who led the RISAT-1 project, India’s first locally-made radar imaging satellite.
- She joined the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Bangalore in 1984 and contributed to many missions, including Insat 2A, IRS IC, IRS ID, and TES.
- She became the project director for RISAT-1, which was launched successfully in 2012.
- She was a part of and voice behind many launch countdowns at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. Her last mission was Chandrayaan 3 in 2023. After the mission, she took a break during which she passed away on the day another mission, Aditya L-1 was launched.
- She was the first to get the Abdul Kalam Award in 2015 for her work on RISAT-1 in 2012. During the 2016 Independence Day event at Fort St. George, she got a certificate, Rs. 5 lakh, and a gold coin. This award was given in memory of President Abdul Kalam by Ms. Jayalalithaa from the government of Tamil Nadu. The Hindu
- Valarmathi was ISRO’s second female satellite project director. In 2012, she led the ‘PSLV-C19-RISAT-1 Mission’. She was also the first woman to lead a remote-sensing satellite project.