Sam Pitroda Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Sam Pitroda
Real Name Satyan Gangaram Pitroda
Nickname/Title Sam, Telecom Czar
Profession(s) Telecom Engineer, Inventor, Entrepreneur
Famous For • Being the technical advisor to the former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi
• Helping India’s Telecommunications System
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 168 cm
in meters– 1.68 m
in feet inches– 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 75 kg
in pounds– 165 lbs
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White
Personal Life
Date of Birth 4 May 1942
Age (as in 2019) 77 Years
Birthplace Titlagarh, Orissa, British India
Zodiac sign Taurus
Nationality Indian
Hometown Titlagarh, Odisha, India
School A school in Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India
Colleges/Universities • Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara, Gujarat
• Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA
Educational Qualification(s) • A Master degree in Physics and Electronics
• A Master degree in Electrical Engineering
Political Inclination Indian National Congress (INC)
Hobbies Travelling
Controversy • In March 2019, he sparked controversy by saying that Pakistan can not be blamed for 26/11 attack and Pulwama attack. He said, “Eight people (26/11 terrorists) come and do something, you don’t jump on the entire nation. Naive to assume that just because some people came here and attacked, every citizen of that nation is to be blamed. I don’t believe in that way.” On Balakot Air Strike, he questioned, “If they (IAF) killed 300, it’s ok. All I am saying is – can you give me more facts and prove it?” He further added, “I would like to know a little more because I read reports in the New York Times and other newspapers. Did we really attack? We really killed 300 people? I don’t know that. As a citizen, I am entitled to know and if I ask it is my duty to ask, that doesn’t mean I’m not a nationalist, That doesn’t mean I am on this side or that side. We need to know the facts. If you say 300 people were killed, I need to know that” [1]News18 jQuery(“#footnote_plugin_tooltip_1”).tooltip({ tip: “#footnote_plugin_tooltip_text_1”, tipClass: “footnote_tooltip”, effect: “fade”, fadeOutSpeed: 100, predelay: 400, position: “top right”, relative: true, offset: [10, 10] });
Awards/Honours • Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration and Management Services (2000)
• Lifetime Achievement Award (2002)
• Doctorate of Science (D.Sc) by Andhra University (2008)
Padma Bhushan by the government of India (2009)
• Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by the University of Illinois at Chicago (2010)
• World Telecommunication and Information Society Award to Pitroda in Geneva (2011)
Relationships & More
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Anjana (Marriage: 1966)
Children Son– Salil
Daughter– Rajal
Parents Names Not Known
Siblings 7 siblings
Favourite Things
Favourite Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Favourite Politician Rajiv Gandhi

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