Indians who won Nobel Prize
Abhijit Banerjee has joined the prestigious list of Indians who made their country proud by winning the Nobel Prize.
Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian to win the coveted prize for Literature in 1913.
C V Raman won the prize for Physics in 1930 “for his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the effect named after him.” It’s called Raman Effect.
Indian-American Har Gobind Khorana won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968 along with two others for their “interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis.”
Mother Teresa, a Roman Catholic nun of Albanian origin and Indian citizenship who founded ‘The Missionaries of Charity’ was awarded the Peace Nobel in 1979 in recognition of her “work in bringing help to suffering humanity.”
Indian-American Subramanyan Chandrasekhar won the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics with William A. Fowler for “theoretical studies of the physical processes of importance to the structure and evolution of the stars.
Abhijit is not the first Indian economist to have won a Nobel. The Nobel for Economic Sciences in 1998 was won by Kolkata-born economist Amartya Sen “for his contributions to welfare economics.”
India-born Venkatraman Ramakrishnan won the 2009 Nobel Prize along with two others in Chemistry “for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome.”
Sixty-year-old Kailash Satyarthi shared the Nobel Peace prize for 2014 with Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai for “their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education”.