India has a rich history of acclaimed geniuses and scientists around the world. Some of our Indian scientists have made history by changing the world and setting benchmarks for innovation. In our country, great mathematicians and scientists were born, such as Aryabhatta, who invented Zero and introduced the knowledge of numbers to the world for the first time. Here we have created a list of World Famous Indian Scientists and their beautiful contributions. As we know, let’s see how they changed the world.
CV Raman (Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman) (1888-1970)
Dr. C V Raman was not only a great scientist, but he also believed in social development. Born in Tiruchirapalli on November 7, 1888, he won the first Nobel Prize in Physics in Asia for his pioneering work on light scattering in 1930. He found that when light passed through a transparent material, some of the deflected light changed wavelength. Raman also worked on the sound of musical instruments. He was the first person to investigate the sound harmonies of Indian drums such as Tabla and Millidangham.
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Jagadish Chandra Bose (1858-1937)
Born in Mimenshin, Jagadish Chandra Bose was a man of many talents. He was an early science fiction scholar, physicist, biologist, archaeologist, and writer.
His invention, the “crescograph,” helped to identify plants as living creatures by detecting very small movements in tissue. His other significant contributions during his life were physics and archaeology. He was the first Indian to be a member of the royal family in 1920.
Shrinivas Saramanujan (1887-1920)
Shrinivas Saramanujan is one of India’s greatest mathematical geniuses. Without formal training, he has contributed to many mathematical disciplines such as number theory, infinite series, complex analysis, and continuous fractions. The mathematical knowledge of Ramanujan was great.
In the early 1900s, he developed a very efficient way to calculate pi, which was later incorporated into computer algorithms.
Homi Jehangir Bhabha (1909-1966)
Homi Jehangir Bhabha is more commonly known as the father of India’s nuclear program. He was associated with his uncle, renowned businessman Drab Tata, who was a key figure in helping the Tata Group grow and grow.
In 1948 he became the first chair of the Indian Nuclear Commission. He played a key role in convincing the Nehru government to launch the Indian nuclear program.
He is the founding director of two institutions, the Bhabha Atomic Research Center and the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research (TIFR). Both of which have led to enormous growth and development in the field of research. In 1954, he was honoured at Padma Bhushan for his immeasurable contribution to science and engineering.
M Visves Valaya (1861-1962)
Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was born to the Telugu Brahmin family in a village near Bangalore, India. He is also responsible for the construction and integration of dams nationwide. He is also known for inventing the block system used in overflow conditions.
In 1955, he received the Barra Ratna Award for his energetic contribution to society. He was also awarded the British Knight by King George V, who has a “lord” in honour of him. His birthday is celebrated every year as Engineer Day in India.