Elon Musk, a well-known figure in the world of technology, is not just famous for being the CEO of Tesla, the electric automobile maker, and SpaceX, the private space company. He recently made an interesting revelation during a meeting with India’s Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, of having a connection with the name “Chandrasekhar.”
Elon Musk reveals his son is named after famous Indian Scientist
Musk shared that his son has a middle name, “Chandrashekhar,” which is a tribute to a renowned Indian scientist and Nobel physicist, Professor Subramanyam Chandrasekhar. Musk has a total of 11 children with three different wives. He recently revealed a connection of his son’s name with India. This meeting was held in Britain as the post shared by Rajeev Chandrasekhar on X.
Professor Subramanyam Chandrasekhar, often referred to as Chandra, was a distinguished scientist who made significant contributions to our understanding of stars, particularly in the field of astrophysics. His groundbreaking work earned him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1983.
Rajeev Chandrasekhar has shared a post with Elon Musk where he has written “Musk shared that his son with Shivon has a middle name ” Chandrasekhar ” – which was named after 1983 Nobel physicist Prof. S. Chandrasekhar. In return, Shivon expresses : “Haha, yes, that’s true. We call him Sekhar for short, but the name was chosen in honour of our children’s heritage and the amazing Subrahmanyam Chandrasekhar.”
Look who i bumped into at #AISafetySummit at Bletchley Park, UK.@elonmusk shared that his son with @shivon has a middle name "Chandrasekhar" – named after 1983 Nobel physicist Prof S Chandrasekhar pic.twitter.com/S8v0rUcl8P
— Rajeev Chandrasekhar 🇮🇳 (@Rajeev_GoI) November 2, 2023
Elon Musk’s son is named after this famous Indian Nobel Prize Winner
Elon Musk is a father of 11 children with 3 different wives. His first born Nevada Alexander Musk died of sudden infant death syndrome within 10 weeks after birth. It all began with his marriage to Canadian author Justine Wilson, which brought into the world Griffin Musk and Vivian Musk. The couple’s journey to parenthood took an extraordinary turn when they welcomed triplets, Kal, Saxon, and Damian, in January 2006, with the help of in vitro fertilisation (IVF). This marked the start of Musk’s experience as a father, raising a growing family alongside his ambitious career.
In 2020, Musk’s life took an intriguing twist when he and the singer known as Grimes became parents to a child with a truly distinctive name: X AE A-XII. The couple’s choice of name for their child stirred curiosity and sparked conversations about the boundary-pushing nature of Musk’s innovations, even extending to the names he chooses for his own children.
In December 2021, they welcomed their daughter Exa Dark Sideral Musk, but this time through surrogacy. But that’s not all. Elon Musk is not just a father to this diverse group of children; he is also the father of twins with Shivon Zilis which one of son named after the famous Nobel physicist Prof. S. Chandrasekhar.
Elon Musk’s decision to name his son after this iconic Indian scientist is a testament to the global recognition and influence of Indian scholars and scientists in the world of science and technology. This revelation has sparked a positive response, highlighting the cross-cultural appreciation for the contributions of scientists like Professor Subramanyam Chandrasekhar.