Dr Tessy Thomas Missile Woman of India

Tessy Thomas, Sciencewithfun

Early Life:

 In April 1963, Alappuzha, Kerala, received a missile developer. Later she was known as Tessy Thomas (Tessy is a derivative of Tressia). She was born in a slightly upper-middle-class family; Her father is a small businessman or an accountant, and her mother was a teacher. When Thomas was 13, her father suffered a stroke and was paralyzed.

   Thomas has four sisters and one brother. Her parents ensure that all of their children get proper education and allow them to do whatever they want. They don't restrict their sibling's passion. This habit helped Thomas to improve and become a rocket scientist.

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Dr Tessy in the World of Missile:

      People know about Dr A.P.J Abdulkalam, Missile Man of India. Thomas is known for her development in missile research. She joined DRDO in 1988, where she worked and developed the new generation ballistic missile, Agni. Dr APJ appointed her for the Agni project. Later she became the associate director for the Agni-3 project and director for the Agni-4. Agni 3 and 4 achieved their mark in 2008 and 2011, respectively. In 2018, she became the Director-General of the Aeronautical department of DRDO. 

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Awards and Achievements:

   For this massive achievement in Missile development, Tessy was prized as the Missile Woman of India. She got the Lal Bahadur Shastri Award for her contribution to turning India into self-reliant in missile technology. 

She also got the Scientist Of The Year Award from DRDO in 2008. Also, got a Performance Excellence Award in 2011 and 2012 from the same organization. Her achievement in missile technology got her the India Today's Women of the Year Award in 2009 and many others.


She was dedicated to Missile development and led many successful operations in DRDO. But the scientist became the most underrated. People around the country don't know much about her work as what we have done for other scientists. Here's some respect from our side. We're proud to have her in our country.

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