Sam Pitroda

*The Father of India’s Communication Revolution*


Sam Pitroda,is the genius who revolutionized the state of telecommunications in India.Let us salute to this inventor, technocrat, and social thinker on his 73rd Birthday falling on 4th May 2015!

The credit for India’s telecommunications boom goes to the vision and work of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and his adviser Sam Pitroda. It was Gandhi and Pitroda’s efforts, starting in the 1980s; one could call foreign countries even from remote places in India.

Their efforts also set the stage for the present day telecom revolution that has put mobile phones in the hands of India’s masses.

Analysis of his Birth Chart

Great Personality: It is a chart of Cancer ascendant with its lord Moon placed in the sign of his luck lord Jupiter. His ascendant falls in the Pushya-2 constellation. Because of this he is receptive, learned, shrewd and intuitive as well as a determined person.


Indicators of Technical Education and Excellence: The following in his birth chart indicate his technical interests, expertise and excellence:

♣ Conjunction of Saturn with Mercury (indicates technical education).

♣ Placement of Mars in Gemini (Sign of Mercury) indicates interest and study of engineering.

♣ Mars in the sub-lord of Saturn indicates engineering.

♣ In Navamsha chart Mars is placed in sign of Saturn.

♣ Mars falls in the constellation Ardara of Rahu.

♣ Mercury falls in the constellation Kritika of the Sun indicating technical excellence.

Inventive Genius: During 1960s and 1970s, Sam Pitroda was involved in making cutting-edge inventions that were to be the new face of technology later. He was running the main period of the exalted Sun from November 1965 to November 1971 and after that the main period of the ascendant lord Moon.

His 2nd lord Sun is exalted in the 10th house of profession. His Sun falls in the constellation of exalted Venus. His natal Moon falls in the constellation of Ketu which is placed in the 8thhouse connected with inventions.

He has more than 100 patents in his name.

In 1974, during the sub-period of Jupiter in the main period of the Moon he founded his own company called Wescom Switching.

Recognition by the Government: He also established the Centre for Developments of Telematics (C-DOT), which served as an autonomous telecom and R&D organization.

In 1987, during the sub-period of Mars in the main period of the Sun, Rajiv Gandhi appointed Pitroda as advisor for Indian foreign and domestic telecommunication policies. Exalted Sun placed in the 10th house earned him prestigious position in government.

In July 2009, in the sub-period of Saturn in the main period of Jupiter he became the advisor to Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh in the field of Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations. In his horoscope Jupiter falls in the constellation of Mars and Saturn in the constellation of the Sun. So mars and Sun once again brought to him recognition and respect from the government.

In 2009 during the sub-period of Saturn in the main period of Jupiter Indian government awarded him the prestigious Padma Bhushan award. So once again Mars and Sun brought him recognition and honor from the government.

Article by: Jyotirvid Pawan Kumar