Narinder Singh Kapany who is also Known as Father of Fiber Optics has passed away on 4th December 2020 at the age of 94 . He took his last breath in in California , USA .
He was born in a small town of Moga , Punjab on October 31,1926 . The India-born American physicist has also been named as one of the seven “Unsung Heroes” by Fortune in their ‘Businessmen of the Century’ issue of November 22, 1999.
Kapany coined the term fiber optics in 1960. He also has 100 patents to his name for his research in fibre optic communications , lasers , solar energy etc. He has also received many awards such as The Excellence 2000 Award from the USA Pan-Asian American Chamber of Commerce in 1998.This is a really sad news and a great loss to the science fraternity .
Capt. Amrinder Singh , C.M of Punjab also reacted to this and tweeted “Saddened to learn of passing away of ‘Father of Fibre Optics’ Dr. Narinder Singh Kapany. A scientist and philanthropist, he’s been one of our greatest ambassadors abroad. I cherish my long association with him. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace!”