The SonyLIV web series Rocket Boys has received many positive reviews since its release in the first week of this month.
People loved the concept of the show as its story depicts the life and time of 2 Indian physicists Homi J Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai who led India to its space and research programmes.
Ishwak Singh and Jim Sarbh played the main lead role of the film getting into the shoes of the nuclear scientist. The film showed the professional and personal lives of both scientists who never agree on one thing due to their difference in ideologies.
After watching the series many may wonder about the family members of Vikram Sarabhai. It may amaze you that the family of physicists has it all starting from scientists and industrialists to artists.
Dr. Vikram Sarabhai got married in 1942 to a classical dancer named Mrinalini who met him when he was at IISc with Homi Bhabha. Mrinalini and Vikram Sarabhai had two children and in 2016 the former passed away aged 97.
The two children daughter Mallika and son Kartikeya had formed their careers in different fields after their parents passed away.
67 years old Mallika is a noted choreographer and a classical dancer who had acquired training in Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam. She had also appeared in national and international movies in languages that include, Malayalam, Gujarati and Hindi.
At present Mallika works for the Drapana Academy of Performing Arts in Ahmedabad which was earlier founded by her mother Mrinalini. She also operates Mapin Publishing in association with her ex-husband Bipin Shah with whom she has 2 children.
Mallika's son Revanta Sarabhai is an actor and choregrapher and is regarded as one of the few male Bharatnatyam soloists in India. Revanta got married to Priyanka Raja in the year 2017.
Mallika's daughter named Anahita is an educator, performer, poet and activist who is the director of QueerAbad, a support team for queer folk in Ahmedabad.
In mentioning the second child of Vikaram Sarabhai named Kartikeya Sarabhai, he is an environmental teacher who had received the fourth-highest civilian award Padma Shree.
Kartikeya founded the Centre for Environmental Education in Ahmedabad and is working as the Chairperson of the pharmaceutical firm named Ambalal Sarabhai Enterprises Limited which was established by her grandfather Ambalal Sarabhai.
He is unmarried and is one of the trustees of PRL (Physical Research Laboratory) and Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust.
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