First of all, I am an Indian, I joined ISRO as an Indian: ISRO Chief answers to question on ‘Tamil identity’

Cricketers and Bollywood stars are hailed as national heroes in India. Rarely any scientist in India gets the limelight. However ISRO chief K. Sivan is an exception. Entire country has grown an admirer of Sivan, ever since he broke down on national television following the setback of India’s moon mission, Chandrayaan-2.

A crying Sivan made the country realise that exactly how much these scientists are dedicated to their work. And now a remark by the ISRO chief, is making the country admire him even more.

A video of an interview of the ISRO chief is going viral on the Internet. The interviewer in the video is seen asking Sivan that as a Tamil, what he has to say for the people of Tamil Nadu.

The scientist replied, “First of all, I am an Indian, I joined ISRO as an Indian, and ISRO is a place where people from all regions and languages work and contribute,” He further added, “But I am grateful to my brothers who celebrate me.”

The ISRO chief comes from a humble background. His father was a farmer and he is the only graduate from his family.