Nambi Narayanan is married to Meena Nambi and has two children. Her son Shankar Nambi is a businessman. Their daughter Geetha Arunan, a Montessori school teacher in Bangalore, married to Subbiah Arunan, an ISRO scientist, director of the Mars Orbiter Mission and Padma Shri awardee.
Meena’s father’s name was his Ramaswamy and he was a businessman. She has 12 siblings and one of her sisters is called Usha. Meena Nambi married engineer Nambi Narayanan on September 8, 1967.
Meena Nambi Husband: Nambi Narayanan
Who is Nambi Narayanan?
Nambi Narayanan, he was born on December 12, 1941. He is an Indian aerospace engineer who previously worked for ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization). In 2019, the Government of India awarded him the Padma Bhushan.
He oversaw the team that secured French technology for Vikas engine powering India’s first PSLV. He was the Chief Director of the Cryogenic Division of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). He attended the Thiagarjar Institute of Technology in Madurai, the Institute of Technology in Thiruvananthapuram and before enrolling at Princeton University he received a NASA scholarship.
Narayanan credited with introducing liquid rocket technology to India in the 1970s. He has also worked on liquid fuel engines
Nambi Narayanan Early Life:
Nambi Narayanan was born on December 12, 1941 in Nagercoil in a Tamil family. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from his Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai. Nambi lost his father he is doing study in Madurai.
He had two younger sisters. His mother fell ill soon after her father died. Nambi married Meena Nambi. The couple has a son, a businessman, and a daughter, Geetha, who is a teacher at a Montessori school in Bangalore.
Nambi Narayanan Career:
Narayanan joined ISRO in 1966 as a technical assistant at the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station after studying mechanical engineering in Madurai. In 1969 he received a NASA grant and enrolled at Princeton University.
There he completed his master’s degree in chemical rocket propulsion under Professor Luigi Crocco. He returned to India with his knowledge of liquid propulsion at a time when Indian rocketry relied solely on solid propellants.
He wrote that he must teach Sarabhai about liquid propulsion technology. In 1974 ISRO agreed to transfer Viking engine technology from the Societe Europeenne de Propulsion in exchange for 100 man-years of engineering.
This move was carried out by his three teams, with Narayanan leading his team of 40 engineers in charge of acquiring French technology. The Government of India awarded him the Padma Bhushan Award on 26th January 2019.
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect
In this year 2022, a film titled ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ starred actress Simran as a wife of Nambi Narayanan, Meena Nambi. In the trailer of the film, Meena was shown getting humiliated by her relatives at a wedding, her daughter sitting on the road with cow dung on her face that someone threw at her, and her son getting hit by people because of the accusations on their father.
Meena Nambi: The Wife of Nambi Narayanan Wrongly Accused ISRO Scientist:
Meena and Nambi Narayanan were married. They have two children. The worse phase of their life began when, the widespread anger against Nambi that was rooted in the false accusations of him sharing the rocket designs from ISRO to Pakistan was enough to shake his entire family.
Meena Nambi is a simple housewife who was thrown under the bus after the arrest of her husband.
In an interview with the BBC, Nambi said he went upstairs and broke the story, explaining the chilling effect such claims would have on his significant other. News to his wife. “She was sleeping on the floor in a dark room and only answered after he called her name twice.”
“Then she let out a scream that I have never heard before – from a human being or an animal.” then she went silent.