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list of nobel prize winners of india

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The following six Indians have been awarded Nobel Prize in various fields, so far:-
1. Rabindranath Tagore, India’s popular poet and writer was awarded Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 for his “Geetanjali” a collection of his poems. Bulleted List
2. Chandra Shekar Venkata Raman/Sir C.V.Raman, Indian Scientist was awarded Nobel Prize of Physics in 1930 for his “Raman Effect” related to light.
3. Dr. Hargobind Khorana, 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.
4. Mother Teresa, a Yogoslavian nun who became an Indian citizen 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.
5. 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’.
6. 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.

The following Nobel Prize Winners are persons of Indian Origin/Citizens of other countries or the Nobel Prize has been for the works related to India:-

  • Rudyard Kipling, a British Poet has been awarded Nobel Prize for Literature for his works in Literature such as Poems and Short Stories related to India and Burma/ Myanmar.
  • Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, a British Writer of Indian Origin was awarded Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001.

In the Nobel Prize winners’ list of 2009:-

  • Venkataraman Ramakrishnan, an Indo-American has shared Nobel Prize for Chemistry 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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