Hyderabad: The city based prestigious defence research organisation has got a Telugu Scientist as its Director. According to sources in the government, KVSS Prasad Rao has been selected as the Director of DRDO. Prasad Rao played a key role in design and development of 3500 kms range Kalam missile launched from INS Arihanth earlier that broke all the records of longest range missile. His team was awarded by the Central government last year for his success. Born in 1961, Prasad completed BTech in Madras and MTech in aeronautical engineering from Mumbai. He joined the DRDO in 1984.