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Shrinivas Kulkarni Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : June 2, 2019

Short Biography

Shrinivas Kulkarni was born on 04-10-1956 in Kurandvad in the state of Maharashtra, India. He is an Indian Astronomer & Professor.

Other Name: Shrinivas Ramchandra Kulkarni
Other Professions: Professor

Shrinivas Kulkarni Complete Bio & Career

Shrinivas was raised with his siblings in Hubbali, Karnataka. He obtained his master’s degree in Physics from the coveted IIT, Delhi. He then enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley and did his PhD from there. Post the completion of his studies, he started his professional career as a professor at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. He is best known for the key discoveries that he has made in astronomy observing wide range of wavelengths. 
To become a radio astronomer, he studied all about Milky Way Galaxy under the guidance of Carl Heiles. He wrote several review articles along with his mentor Carl Heiles and has been regarded as one of the best in the field of interstellar medium. Using a supercomputer, he discovered the first globular cluster pulsar in the year 1987. His discovery that soft gamma-ray repeaters are neutron stars led to the complete understanding of soft gamma ray repeaters. He was the member of the team (Caltech team) which observed the first irrefutable substellar object (brown dwarf) which orbited around the star named Gliese 229. He was instrumental in identifying optical transients such as calcium rich supernova, luminous red nova, and superluminous supernova. For his contribution to astronomy, he has been felicitated with the Dan David Prize in the year 2017. The very same year for his research in Physical Sciences, he was also given Infosys prize. 

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Shrinivas Kulkarni Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Dr. R. H. Kulkarni and Vimala Kulkarni. He has three sisters named Sunanda Kulkarni, Jaishree Despande, and Sudha Murthy. American venture capitalist Gururaj Deshpande (husband of Jaishree Deshpande) and founder of Infosys, N. R. Narayan Murthy (husband of Sudha Murthy) are his brother in laws.

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Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Kurundwad, Kolhapur
Nationality American
Religion Hindu
Address Pasadena, California, USA
School N/A
College IIT, Delhi
University of California, Berkeley
Qualification MS in Physics
Hobbies Reading and Travelling
Marital Status Unmarried
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Sport Cricket and Football
Favorite Actor Shah Rukh Khan

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Shrinivas Kulkarni

  • Since 2009, he has served as the Jury Chairperson for the Infosys Prize for the discipline of Physical Sciences
  • is a member of as many as four national academies around the globe such as the United States National Academy of Sciences, Royal Society, London, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.
  • He received an honorary doctorate from Radboud University in the Netherlands in the year 2015.
  • The success of his astronomical research is evident by 63 Nature Letters, 7 Science Letters, and a total of 479 refereed scientific articles that bear his name by the end of 2015, according to Astrophysics Data System (ADS).

Shrinivas Kulkarni Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

67 years, 1month, 25 days old age Shrinivas Kulkarni will turn 68 on 04 October, 2024. Only 10 months, 4 days, 9 hours,0 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Shrinivas Kulkarni has celebrated the total number of 67 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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