Mambillikalathil Govind Kumar Menon was born on August 28, 1928, and died on November 22, 2016.
He was also known as M. G. K. Menon.
He was a physicist and policy maker from India.
Menon had a prominent role in the development of science and technology in India over four decades.
Menon was most important contributions was nurturing the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, which his mentor Homi J. Bhabha founded in 1945.
He was educated at Jaswant College, Jodhpur, and the Royal Institute of Science, Bombay, before he moved to the University of Bristol for his Ph.D in elementary particle physics under the guidance of Nobel Laureate Cecil F. Powell in 1953.
M. G. K. Menon passed away at 88 years old.