Narinder Singh Kapany

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Narinder Singh Kapany (Punjabi: ਨਰਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ; 31 October 1926 – 4 December 2020) was an Indian-born American physicist. He was known for his work in fibre optics.[1][2][3][4] He was named as one of the seven "Unsung Heroes" by Fortune. He was known as "Father of Fiber Optics".[5][6]

The term fibre optics was created by Singh Kapany in 1956.[7] He was IOFS officer.[8]

Singh Kapany died on 4 December 2020 in California, aged 94.[9]

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  5. "Narinder Singh Kapany Chair in Opto-electronics". University of California Santa Cruz. Retrieved 20 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link).
  6. Dharmakumar, Rohin (11 March 2011). "Lighting up the Last Mile". Forbes India.
  7. Sanjay D. Jain, Manish Shukla, Vivek M. Nanoti, Science Reporter, NISCAIR, CSIR, Dr KS Krishnan Marg, New Delhi - 110 012. p. 35 (ed. February 2016) [1] Archived 28 May 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  8. Sharma, Dinesh C. (15 October 2009). "Nobel Question Mark". New Delhi: India Today. Retrieved 20 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. Father of fibre optics and patron of Sikh arts Narinder Singh Kapany dies at 94