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Which of the following scientists is widely regarded as the "Father of India's nuclear science program”?
A. Vikram Sarabhai
B. Satyendra Nath Bose
C. Homi Jehangir Bhabha
D. Srinivasa Ramanujan

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Last updated date: 16th Jun 2024
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Hint: He is one of the most prominnet nuclear scientists, who laid the foundation of modern nuclear technologies in India, and some institutions too, like BARC.

Step by step answer: Homi Jehangir Bhabha (30 October 1909 – 24 January 1966) was an Indian nuclear physicist, founding director, and professor of physics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR).[2] Colloquially known as "father of the Indian nuclear programme", Bhabha was also the founding director of the Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay (AEET) which is now named the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in his honour.
Homi Jehangir Bhabha in 1966 was widely considered as the "Father of India's Nuclear Science Program.

Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai was one of the greatest scientists of India. He is widely regarded as the father of the Indian space programmer. Therefore option A is not correct.

Satyendra Nath Bose, was an Indian mathematician and physicist specializing in theoretical physics.
Therefore option B is not correct.
Srinivasa Ramanujan was an Indian mathematician, though he had almost no formal training in pure mathematics, he made substantial contributions to mathematics. Therefore option D is not correct.

Hence the correct option is C.

Note: A scientist named Homi Jehangir Bhabha thought that providing India with nuclear power was one way to help relieve some of the suffering of Indian citizens, many of whom lived in extreme poverty.