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A startling revelation about ISRO chief Somnath on Aditya L1 launch

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 • Tamil Comments
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On the momentous day of India's Aditya-L1 mission launch, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chief S Somnath received a life-altering diagnosis: cancer. Somnath revealed in an interview with Tarmak Media House that a routine scan during the Chandrayaan-3 mission launch had initially raised concerns. Unbeknownst to Somnath at the time, a growth had been detected in one of his scans. "There were some health issues during the Chandrayaan-3 mission launch," Somnath recalled. "However, it was not clear to me at the time."

The diagnosis on the day of the Aditya-L1 launch came as a devastating blow, plunging Somnath and his loved ones into a state of shock. On September 2, 2023, as India's first space-based solar observatory embarked on its mission to study the Sun, Somnath underwent further scans that confirmed the presence of a hereditary disease.

Confronted with a significant health challenge, Somnath underwent a major operation followed by chemotherapy. Despite the arduous treatment, he displayed remarkable resilience and determination. "It was a shock for the family," Somnath confided to Tarmak Media House. "But now, I perceive cancer and its treatment as a solution." His pragmatic approach and unwavering spirit carried him through the ordeal. "I was uncertain about a complete cure at the time," he admitted. "But I was hopeful."

Miraculously, Somnath's recovery was swift. After spending a mere four days in the hospital, he resumed his duties at ISRO with no lingering pain. "I will be undergoing regular checkups and scans," Somnath explained. "But now I am completely cured and have resumed my duties." Somnath's triumph over cancer stands as a testament to his indomitable spirit and the unwavering support of his family and colleagues. His dedication to his work and unwavering optimism have served as an inspiration to all who have witnessed his journey. All Indians are praising ISRO Chief Somnath's resolve and commitment for the nation.

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