Valarmathi was a scientist of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) who lent her voice to the rocket launch countdowns in the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota! She died on Sunday due to a cardiac arrest.
During the launch of Chandrayaan-3, which made history with its lunar landing, Valarmathi was last heard performing the countdown announcement. Chandrayaan-3 became the final mission for this scientist with an iconic voice. She was in Chennai during the time of her death!
The former ISRO Director PV Venkitakrishnan wrote a post on platform X, previously known as Twitter, “The voice of Valarmathi Madam will not be there for the countdowns of future missions of ISRO from Sriharikotta. Chandrayan 3 was her final countdown announcement. An unexpected demise. Feel so sad. Pranams!‘” consoling people of her death.
The talented scientist was born in 1959, on 31 July, from Ariyalur in Tamil Nadu. Regarding her educational qualification, she attended Nirmala Girls Higher Secondary School and later graduated in Engineering.
She pursued engineering in Coimbatore from the Government College of Technology. Tribute messages and posts started pouring in on different social media platforms for Ms Valarmathi. Union minister Rajeev Chandrashekar also expressed grief at the passing away of such an outstanding individual.
One of the posts on social media stated that they noticed her absence during the launch of the solar mission AdityaL1! It was during the launch of Chandrayaan 3 that she was present and very much involved with the mission countdown. Sadly, it turns out to be her last one!
Chandrayaan-3 has been a successful lunar mission and is currently dedicated to completing its objectives. There are three components in the launcher: the rover, the lander, and the propulsion module are designed in such a way as to make the mission a success. After a successful soft landing, the mission is to collect information and data to perform further experiments!
Learn More About: