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Top 10 Great Indian Scientists


Top 10 Great Indian Scientists

There are great Indian born scientists with high intellectual capacity and they are world famous . Here we are introducing an article about top 10 well known Indian scientists. These scientists are popular and famous for their works. Most of them won Nobel Prize, Bharat Ratna Award and Padma Bhushan. They contributed much in the field of science, technology, maths etc. If you are searching about any famous Indian scientist, check out our list.

1. C.V. Raman

The C.V. Raman (Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman) was a well known Indian physicist, who received the Nobel Prize for Physics in the year 1930 for his Raman Effect. He was born on 7 November 1888. Raman was born and brought up in a Brahmin family. India honoured him with the Bharat Ratna Award. He discovered the Raman scattering phenomenon, which is results from the Raman effect. He died on 21 November 1970.

2. Homi J Bhabha

The Homi J Bhabha (Homi Jehangir Bhabha) was known as an Indian nuclear physicist as well as founding director and professor of physics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. He was born on 30 October 1909. He was the first man to hold the position of the Atomic Energy Commission’s Chairman. Padma Bhushan (1954), Fellow of the Royal Society, Adams Prize (1942) etc. are the notable awards he received.

3. M. Visvesvaraya

The M. Visvesvaraya (Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya) is known as an Indian scholar, engineer and statesman. He was the Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1918. He was one of the greatest Indian scientists, who was born on 15 September 1861. He played a vital role in the building of Krishnarajasagar Dam. Visvesvaraya was won the Bharat Ratna in the year 1955.

4. APJ Abdul Kalam

The APJ Abdul Kalam (Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam) is also called as the Missile Man of India. He was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was born on 15 October 1931. Kalam is great visionary as well as a scientist from India. He initiated his career by designing a small helicopter for the Indian Army. He contributed much in the field of vehicle technology and ballistic missile.

5. Srinivasa Ramanujan

The Srinivasa Ramanujan (Srinivasa Iyengar Ramanujan) was an Indian autodidact and mathematician, who was considered as the greatest mathematician of the 20th century. He was born on 22 December 1887. He contributed much in mathematical analysis, infinite series, number theory and continued fractions.

6. Dr. Raja Ramanna

The Dr. Raja Ramanna was known as an Indian physicist, scholar, musician, who was born on 28 January 1925. He was also a philosophy researcher. Ramanna is well known for his role in India’s nuclear program during its early stages. He was a multi faceted personality, who won many awards like Padma Vibhushan (1975), Padma Shri (1968) and Padma Bhushan (1973).

7.  Dr. Yellapragada Subbarow

The Dr. Yellapragada Subbarow was an Indian biochemist, who is known as “miracle man of miracle drugs”. He developed methotrexate for the treatment of cancer. He was born on 12 January 1895 in Bhimavaram, Madras Presidency. He discovered the function of adenosine triphosphate as an energy source in the cell. Subbarow was died on 8 August 1948.

8. Satyendra Nath Bose

The Satyendra Nath Bose was considered as an Indian physicist from Bengal. He is popular for his “Bose- Einstein Theory”. He was born on 1 January 1894. Padma Vibhushan and Fellow of the Royal Society are the notable awards he received. He was specializing in theoretical physics. Bose was died on 4 February 1974.

9. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

The Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was regarded as an Indian American astrophysicist, who contributed much in the field of maths and astrophysics. He became a naturalized citizen of the US in the year 1953. “Chandrasekhar limit” is the well known work of Chandrasekhar. He received the Nobel Prize for Physics in the year 1983 for his research on the evolutionary stages of massive stars. Chandrasekhar was died on 21 August 1995.

10. Har Gobind Khorana

The Har Gobind Khorana was considered as an Indian-American biochemist, who was born on 9 January 1922 in Raipur, British India. He received the Nobel Prize in the year 1968 for his useful research work on synthesis of proteins and interpretation of genetic code. Khorana was died on 9 November 2011.


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