Kishan Kishore Malik
Mr. Kishan Kishore Malik, had been in the research field for more than 37 years working with DRDO (Defence Research Development Organization). He joined TBRL, Chandigarh, a research laboratory under DRDO, in July 1972 as Sr. Scientific Assistant and by the dent of hard work, honesty and dedication he rose to the rank of Senior Scientist & Joint Director. Though his basic field was design and development of electronics systems, his responsibilities demanded of him to enter in to several other field of system design, testing & evaluation of latest weapon system such as missiles, parachutes systems etc. in July 2003 he was elevated to the rank of Joint Director and Scientist In-charge of a very unique testing technique which besides DRDO a few advance countries have. He remained associated with the development of missiles, advance weapons, parachutes systems and their testing and evaluation under simulated conditions. He had several opportunities to work with many foreign scientists and engineers working in the similar field and represented in a conference in Thessaloniki ( Greece ) in 1998. Till his superannuation in March 2009, he served the DRDO as Scientist in charge and earned certificates of appreciation and cash awards.
Mr. Kishan Kishore Malik was born and brought up in a very humble Bhagat family who migrated from Sialkot to Gurdaspur ( Punjab ). He studied at his native place Gurdaspur and after having completed his graduation with Science he moved to Chandigarh to pursue his studies further. In May 1971, he completed M.Sc. (Hons.) with Physics from Panjab University Chandigarh and in July 1972 joined DRDO. Thus with quite restricted family resources but strong desire and persuasions from his father Shri Desraj Malik, he achieved a level of education that enabled him to join the research field - a field he always aspired for. The inspiration from his grand father was great encouragement for him to rise in his life.