A video of the said event has also gone viral on social media.
As he turned to get to his seat, he was greeted with thunderous applause from his fellow passengers on the flight.
People on Twitter have since been applauding the response he received on the plane.
Good to see India changing and true celebrities are being recognised and applauded.— Shamendra Bhadauria 🇮🇳 (@ShamendraSingh) October 4, 2019
So proud moment 🙏👌Our Bharat is changing 😊🤗Earlier only film stars and cricket stars used to get such reception. We are heading in the right direction 😊— Sahana(Renuka)Holimath (@SHolimath) October 4, 2019
This made my day! ❤️— Aditi Patwardhan 🇮🇳 (@AditiIndiaFirst) October 4, 2019
Appreciation should go to the crew who honoured our ISRO chief with such a great respect The country is proud— Pulippaani Siddhar (@Pulippaani) October 4, 2019
Well, what can we say? It's just heartening to see scientists being recognised and honoured by the general public of this country.