Man behind China`s first atom bomb dies

Zhu Guangya contributed to development of China`s first atom, hydrogen bombs.

Last Updated: Feb 27, 2011, 13:53 PM IST

Beijing: Zhu Guangya, who contributed to the development of China`s first atom and hydrogen bombs, died on Saturday. He was 87.

Zhu was a senior academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. He also served as vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People`s Political Consultative Conference, China`s top political advisory body, between 1994-2003, Xinhua reported.

Born in central China`s Yichang city, Zhu obtained a PhD in nuclear physics from the University of Michigan in 1950. He returned to China the same year and later joined the ruling Communist Party of China in 1956.
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