S. Somanath (ISRO Chairman) Height, Weight, Age, Biography & More

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S. Somanath (ISRO Chairman) Height, Weight, Date of Birth, Age, Wiki, Biography, Girlfriend and More

Sreedhara Panicker Somanath is an India-based aerospace engineer and rocket technician. He is now the 10th Chair of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). He became the 4th Malayali to be named president after K Ksturirangan. Somanath worked primarily in the areas of vehicle design, engineering, structural design, structural dynamics, and pyrotechnics. 

Birth & Family 

S. Somanath was born in July 1963 in Thuravoor, Cherthala Alappuzha, Kerala. His father’s name is Sreedhara Panicker, and his mother’s name is Thankamma. He did his schooling at St Augustine’s School, Aroor, and graduated from Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, Indian Institute of Science, Banglore, and Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.


Real NameSreedhara Panicker Somanath
NicknameS. Somanath
ProfessionISRO Chairman
Date of BirthJuly 1963
Age (as in 2022)59 Years
Birth PlaceThuravoor, Cherthala Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Home TownThuravoor, Cherthala Alappuzha, Kerala, India
FamilyMother : Thankamma
Father : Sreedhara Panicker
Wife : Valsala Somanath
Daughter : Malika Somanath
Son : Madhav Somanath
AddressThiruvananthapuram Taluk, Kerala, India
S. Somanath (ISRO Chairman)


S. Somanath became a member of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation, in 1985. He joined the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle project in its early step. In 2010, he became Associate Director of VSSC and Project Manager of GSLV Mk-III launcher. He held the position of Deputy Director of Propulsion and Space Ordinance until 2014.


Somanath became the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre’s Director in Valiamala, where he worked until 2018 in 2015. He took the lead in VSSC. He became the chairman of India’s Space Research Organization (ISRO) in 2022. 

Education Details and More

SchoolSt Augustine’s School, Thuravoor
College• Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam
• TKM College of Engineering, Kollam
• Indian Institute of Science, Banglore
• Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Educational QualificationGraduate
AwardsNot Available
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Personal Life 

S. Somanath tied the knot with Valsala Somanath. The couple has a daughter named Malika and a son named Madhav. 

Marital Status and More

Marital StatusMarried
GirlfriendsValsala Somanath
Salary (approx)Not Available
Net WorthNot Available
S. Somanath (ISRO Chairman)

Social Media Presence

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Some Facts About S. Somanath

  • S. Somanath was born and brought up in Thuravoor. 
  • He has delivered speeches to numerous Ted Talks on his life.
  • Somanath was a huge film fan and a member of the Film Society.

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