Carl S Engelbrecht, men who fabricated, designed, and tested the New Horizons propulsion system born in Kodaikanal. He spent his early years at Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu and spoke Tamil. He said he could also read and write Tamil.
To prove that he was still very soulless in Tamil, he greeted this correspondent in Tamil when he met him at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics (APL) science building on Friday. "I spent 15 years in Tamil Nadu and studied at the Kodaikanal International School," Carl, who came to the US in 1977 and joined APL in 2002, said
His relationship with India, especially Tamil Nadu, does not stop there. His daughter Gillian Engelbrecht taught at the Holy Cross School in Vellore in Tamil Nadu.