Kailasavadivoo Sivan is the chairperson of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). He was born in Mela Sarakkalvilai of Tamilnadu District. He studied in a Government School of Tamil Nadu and decided to study Engineering. He scored 100% in 4 subjects. He graduated BE from MIT (Madras Institute of Technology). He completed his Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Science which is in Bengaluru.
Initially, Sivan worked on the design and development of launch vehicles for ISRO. Later, He started working in ISRO at 1982 to participate on the project of PSLV. Then, he became a director of Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre of ISRO. And then Director of VSSC. In January 2018, K Sivan appointed as the chief of ISRO when he was 60.
Indian Space Scientist K Sivan got so many awards, including ISRO Merit award, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam award from the Government of TamilNadu, Dr Biren Roy Space award, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Research award from Shri Hari Om Ashram, Distinguished Alumnus Awards from IIS, Bengaluru and MIT, Chennai etc..