Rocketry The Nambi Effect real story: Know all about ISRO Engineer Nambi Narayanan

written by Rajan Nath | July 01, 2022

What is the real story of the film Rocketry The Nambi Effect? Who was the ISRO engineer Nambi Narayanan? The film has created a lot of buzz around the corner with positive reviews pouring in ever since the release of the film that features R Madhavan in the lead role.

This is indeed one of the special films for R Madhavan as he is making his debut in direction. The film is a biographical drama that is based on the life of the former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan.

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Who is Nambi Narayanan?

Nambi Narayanan is an Indian aerospace engineer who worked at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Born on born December 12, 1941, Nambi was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2019. He was known to develop the Vikas engine that would be used for the first PSLV that India launched. In ISRO, he was the in-charge of the cryogenics division.

What is the real story of the film Rocketry The Nambi Effect?

In 1994, the scientist Nambi Narayanan was leading the space agency’s cryogenic rocket engine project, which obtained the technology from Russia. Then one day, he was arrested suddenly. He was produced before the court and formally arrested.

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What were the charges against Nambi Narayanan?

Nambi was allegedly accused of sharing private information about India’s space programme with Maldivian nationals. These Maldivians allegedly sold the information about ISRO’s rocket engines to Pakistan. After this, Nambi was kept in judicial custody for 11 days and was accused of violating India’s secret laws, corruption, and other offences.

In fact, there were reports that he was tortured under inhuman conditions. He  even went through the lie-detecting test but the report was never submitted before the court.

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Then what happened to Nambi Narayanan?

Talking about the real story of the film Rocketry The Nambi Effect, and not talking about what happened next, is not right. Well, the CBI took over the case a month after his arrest. He was released on a bail on January 19,  1995. Later in 1996, the charges against him were dismissed by CBI and later by the Supreme Court in 1998.

Likewise, ISRO also conducted an internal investigation and concluded that no drawings of cryogenic engines were missing. So, if you still have more questions about who is Nambi Narayanan or what is the real story of the film Rocketry The Nambi Effect, then don't waste time, go and watch a movie.

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