She was the Project Director for mission Agni IV, which was successfully tested in 2011. (Source: Twitter) Former President APJ Abdul Kalam was known as the original Missile … Tessy was Associate Project Director of the 3,000 km range Agni-III missile project. Her father was a small businessman and her mother, a housewife. Interestingly, Tessy was named her after Mother Teresa. She was also the key figure behind the development of Agni-V. Tessy Thomas was born in April 1963 in the Gods Own Country. She is the first woman scientist to lead a missile project in the country. Tessy has also received several prestigious awards — including the DRDO Scientist of the year in 2008, DRDO Performance Excellence Award for 2011 and 2012, India Today Women of the year in 2009, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration … Meet India’s Missile Woman, Tessy Thomas. Former Defence Minister, Shri A. K. Antony presenting the DRDO award to Tessy Thomas in 2012. For her achievements in the field, Dr. Tessy is famously dubbed as the ‘Missile Woman of India.’ Early life. Tessy Thomas was named so, as her parents were inspired a lot by Mother Teresa, who helps poor and needy. She was a badminton player during her childhood and now also she used to play with her son and neighbours. Dr Tessy Thomas was born in 1963 in Kerala’s Alappuzha. Dr. Tessy Thomas is the Project Director and Key Scientist for the Agni-V project of India. Her father was a small businessman.

Photo Source. Tessie Tomas (born October 31, 1950) is a Filipino actress and TV host, best known for being the host of the ABS-CBN talk show Teysi ng Tahanan.. She was from Alappuzha of Kerala, the land of Backwaters.

Tessy Thomas was born in Alappuzha in 1963. Born in an IFS officer father and a homemaker mother, she was extremely brilliant in her studies. Born in 1963, Tessy belonged to a middle-class family of Alappuzha, Kerala. The media also love to call her Agniputri, or one born of fire, after the missiles she has helped develop.