Agartala: Meet Subrata Chakraborty, 42, the only man from Tripura to have been a part of Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) ambitious Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission.
Born in Agartala, Chakraborty is the deputy division head, components and regulators design group of Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) at ISRO. He is the son of a retired settlements officer and is one of the topmost engineers involved in India’s moon mission.
After completing his matriculation from Agartala, Chakraborty joined North East Regional Institute of Science and Research (NERIST) in Arunachal Pradesh for his Bachelor’s degree. Later, he joined Indian Institute of Science (IIS) in Bengaluru for his Master’s degree and, upon completion of course, joined ISRO.
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb took to Twitter to announce, “Mission Chandrayaan-2 is not only a pride mission for India but also very special for Tripura. I am delighted to share that Subrata Chakraborty, one of the Key Engineer of ISRO, involved in Chandrayaan-2 mission hails from Tripura.”
Chandrayaan- 2 mission might not have been successful in touching down on the lunar surface, but Chakraborty has definitely made his native state and the entire Northeast India proud.
Two students from Tripura, Rajdipa Sutradhar of Holy Cross School of Agartala and Ankur Roy of Dhalai district’s Dolubari Government High School, had also visited the ISRO centre to watch the landing of Chandrayaan-2’s rover from the ISRO control room at ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) facility in Bengaluru in the intervening hours of Friday and Saturday.