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Indian Nobel Laureates:facts,information,list

Name
Picture
Year
Category
Facts
Rabindranath Tagore


1913
Literature
  • He won Nobel Prize for his work ‘Gitanjali’.
  • He is also the author of Indian national anthem
  • He founded “Shantiniketan”, which later became Viswa Bharati University
C. V. Raman


1930
Physics
  • He won Nobel Prize for discovering Raman effect
  • Every year on 28 February National science day is celebrated to commemorate the discovery of Raman effect
  • He was the founder of Raman research institute in Bangalore.
Har Gobind Khorana


1968
Medicine
  • He won Nobel Prize for discovering how genetic code of a cell controls the synthesis of protein.
  • He is Indian born American citizen (became U.S. citizen in 1968).


Mother Teresa


1979
Peace
  • She won Nobel prize for her humanitarian work.
  • She was a foreign born Indian citizen.
  • She was the founder of “Missionaries of Charity” in Calcutta.
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar


1983
Physics
  • Won Nobel Prize for the discovery of “Chandrasekhar limit”.
  • He was the nephew of Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman.
  • He was a Indian born U.S. citizen (became U.S. citizen in 1953).
Amartya Sen


1998
Economic Sciences
  • Won Nobel for his contribution to welfare economics, famine, economic and social justice.
  • He won Bharat Ratna award in 1999.
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan


2009
Chemistry
  • He won Nobel Prize for studies of the structure and function of the ribosomes.
  • He is now a U.S. citizen.

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