Indian Nobel Prize Winners

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Indian Nobel Prize Winners

Indian Nobel Prize Winners

Rabindranath Tagore-1913

Rabindranath Tagore is an India’s popular poet and writer. He was awarded Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 for his “Geetanjali” a collection of his poems.

Chandra Shekar Venkata Raman/Sir C.V.Raman-1930

Sir.C.V. Raman, an Indian Scientist / Physicist was awarded Nobel Prize of Physics in 1930 for his “Raman Effect” related to light.

Mother Teresa-1979

Mother Teresa is a Yogoslavian nun who became an Indian citizen. She was awarded Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979, for her service through her Charitable Mission “Nirmal Hriday” at Calcutta to people suffering from Leprosy and to those people dying in destitute.

Dr. Amatya Sen-1998

Dr. Amatya Sen, an Indian Professor in Economics was awarded Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998 for his work in Economic Theory related to Poverty, Democracy, Development and Social Welfare.

Mr. Kailash Satyarthi -2014

Mr.Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian Children’s rights activist had been awarded the “Nobel Prize For Peace” for the year 2014, jointly with Ms.Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan (17 years old Children’s rights activist of Pakistan) for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education
Overseas citizens of Indian origin:

Dr. Hargobind Khorana-1968

Dr. Hargobind Khorana, an India’s Doctorate in Chemistry was awarded Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1968 for his study of the Human Genetic Code and its role in Protein Synthesis

Dr.Subramanian Chandrashekar-1983

Dr.Subramanian Chandrashekar, an Indian Astro-Physicist was awarded Nobel Prize for Physics in 1983 for his theory on white dwarf stars’ limitation known as ‘Chandrasekhar Limit’. Dr.Subramaniyan is the son of the elder brother of the ‘Nobel Prize Winner’-Sir C.V.Raman.

Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul-2001

Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, a British Writer of Indian Origin was awarded Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001.

Dr.Venkataraman Ramakrishnan-2009

Dr.Venkataraman Ramakrishnan, an Indo-American has shared Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the year 2009, along with a co-American Thomas Steitz and Ada Yonath of Israel for mapping ribosomes, the protein procucing factories within cells at the atomic level.

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