Anumakonda Jagadeesh, director of the Nayudamma Center for Developmental Alternatives (NCDA), died here of a heart attack late on Sunday.
He was 74 years old and is survived by his wife, son and two daughters.
Jagadeesh’s pioneering work in countries like the US, Australia, Italy and Denmark, an IIT Roorkee alumnus, has had a major impact on renewable energy, the environment and reforestation. Among other things, he received the Margaret Noble Foundation’s Seattle Award for energy research.
He has also served on several key national and international committees, including the Science and Technology Network for Sustainability and the American Association for Advancement of Science. He advised 20 wind projects in Tamil Nadu.
The Vice President offers condolences
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu hailed the well-known scientist’s death and said Jagadeesh dedicated his life to research in the field of renewable energy.
He wanted GenX members to learn lessons from the life of Jagadeesh, who endeavored to improve the living conditions of the common people through the research center being run on behalf of a noted leather technologist, Dr. Y. Nayudamma, and avoided a lucrative career abroad.