‘First Of All, I Am An Indian’: ISRO Chief K Sivan Responds To Sun TV Interviewer’s Question Over ‘Tamil Identity’

ISRO Chief K Sivan (Photo by Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan melted hearts with his answers in a Sun TV interview.

In a video-clip going viral on social media, the interviewer asks K Sivan that as a Tamil, having attained a big position, what does he want to say to the people of Tamil Nadu.

The scientist replied, “First of all, I am an Indian, I joined ISRO as an Indian, and ISRO is a place where people from all regions and languages work and contribute,” He further added, “But I am grateful to my brothers who celebrate me.”

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The ISRO chief who rose to prominence from a humble background, recently melted hearts when he became emotional after the Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram lander lost contact. In another video clip going viral on social media, PM Modi, himself a little emotional, was seen hugging and consoling Sivan.

The failure of Vikram’s soft-landing became a moment of national solidarity and unity, and the whole country came out in support of ISRO.

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