Dr Sankarasubramanian K Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Dr Sankarasubramanian K

Dr Sankarasubramanian K is an Indian scientist, who works at ISRO. In 2023, he was appointed as the Principal Scientist for ISRO’s ‘Aditya-L1 Mission’ for studying the sun.


Sankarasubramanian K was born in 1964 (age 59 years; as of 2023) in a small village in Tamil Nadu, India. In 1986, he earned a degree in physics from the Bangalore University. He holds a PhD in Physics from Bangalore University through the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru. [1]ISRO

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″

Hair Colour: Salt & Pepper (Semi-bald)

Eye Colour: Black


There is not much information about his family.



He is a senior solar scientist at the U R Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), Bengaluru. He has done most of his research on the solar magnetic field, optics, and instrumentation. He has significantly contributed to many ISRO missions, including AstroSat, Chandrayaan-1, and Chandrayaan-2. He is also the head of the Space Astronomy Group (SAG) of URSC, which develops scientific payloads for ISRO’s missions like Aditya-L1 and XPoSat. For India’s debut in solar exploration with the mission ‘Aditya-L1,’ he was designated as the principal investigator for an X-ray payload. He also leads the Aditya-L1 Science Working Group, a team involving members from various Indian institutes dedicated to solar science research. On 2 September 2023, Aditya L1 was launched by ISRO from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.


Awards & Honours

  • 2012: Aryabhata Award
  • 2014: Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award
  • 2016: Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy
  • 2018: Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences


  • Dr Sankarasubramanian K has made substantial contributions to the field of solar science. His extensive research, which includes more than 100 papers published in peer-reviewed journals, has played a crucial role in understanding various aspects of the Sun, including its magnetic field, corona, and its impact on Earth’s climate.
  • He developed an interest in science and mathematics at an early age.
  • While doing his PhD at Bangalore University, he did his thesis on the topic of solar magnetic fields.
  • He plays a major role in advancing space programs and is dedicated to conducting cutting-edge research in the field of solar physics in India.


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