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From stars to moon: Meet the Chandrayaan-2 mission director Ritu Karidhal Srivastava

As soon as Chandrayan 2 soared up into the skies, a rent of cheer tore through the roof of a house in Lucknow.

The house in Rajajipuram, where Ritu Karidhal Srivastava, the mission director of Chandrayan-2, lived, is suddenly the centre of attraction and has acquired a celebrity status almost overnight.

The phones are continuously engaged and after considerable effort, Ritu's sister Varsha agreed to speak.

"We are so proud of our sister. After our parents' demise, she is the eldest in the family and has been a mother figure to me and my brother Rohit," she said.

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