Professor M.G.K.Menon has played a key role in the development of science and technology in India.
The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research that was founded by Dr.Homi Bhabha in 1945, was nurtured by him, and has become one of the finest institutions in the world in this field. Prof.Menon experimented with cosmic rays to explore the properties of fundamental particles
Prof.Menon has been Director of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay, Chairman of the Commission for Additional Sources of Energy, and Secretary to the Government of India for 12 years. He was also Chairman of ISRO, Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, and of the Defense Research and Development Organization. He even has an asteroid named after him-the asteroid Gokumenon!