Thanu Padmanabhan born on 10 March 1957 in Thiruvananthapuram. He is a citizen of India. Thanu Padmanabhan was educated at University College Trivandrum, University of Kerala and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. He died on 17 September 2021 in Pune from a myocardial infarction at age 64 years, 6 months.
He was an Indian theoretical physicist.
Thanu Padmanabhan has worked as a physicist, astronomer and university teacher. He has has won Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology, G.D. Birla Award for Scientific Research, Padma Shri in science & engineering, Infosys Prize and TWAS Prize for Physics.
He is also known as T. Padmanabhan.