P. C. Mahalanobis

Prasantha Chandra Mahalanobis or P. C. Mahalanobis  (1893-1972) was the first Indian statistician to receive world recognition. In 1933, Mahalanobis founded the first Indian statistical journal Sankhya, along the lines of Biometrika, which had inspired him greatly. The Government of India established a central statistical unit in 1949 to work under the technical guidance of Mahalanobis. […]

Satyendranath Bose

Satyendranath Bose (1894-1974) was an Indian Physicist best known for his role in particle Physics. He was  born in Calcutta; he was the eldest of the 7 children of his father Surendranath Bose. Bose was a specialist in mathematical physics. A fellow of the Royal Society, Bose was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 1954, incidentally, the […]

Vikram Sarabhai

Dr. Vikram Sarabhai (1919-70) is known as father of Indian Space Programme.The precursor to the current ISRO, Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) was set up in 1962 under Dr. Vikram Sarabhai to formulate the Indian Space Programme. Under Dr. Sarabhai, INCOSPAR took the decision to set up Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS) […]

Homi Jehangir Bhabha

The name of Homi Jehangir Bhabha (1909-1966)  is associated with Bhabha Scattering, which involves relativistic exchange scattering of electrons and Bhabha-Heitler theory, dealing with production of electron and positron showers in cosmic rays. At the age of 31, he worked with great physicists like Bohr, Pauli, Dirac, Cockcroft and others, who later became Nobel Laureates. In […]

C.V. Raman

Sir C.V. Raman (1888-1970) is known to have placed India on the world Science map. He was the first person from Asia to be awarded a Nobel Prize in any field of science. How Raman Effect was discovered? A glass of water has no colour. But a deep sea with the same water is a […]

Srinivasa Ramanujan

Srinivasa Ramanujan was born on 22nd December, 1887 in Erode district of Tamil Nadu. He was considered as doyen of number theory, infinite series, mathematical analysis, and making formulas and equations without any formal training in pure mathematics. During his five-year stay in Cambridge, he published 21 papers, five of which were in collaboration with […]

Dr. Ashoke Sen

In 2012, India’s Dr. Ashoke Sen (Born 1956) became a millionaire overnight when he won the $3m (£1.9m) Fundamental Physics Prize, the world’s most lucrative academic award. He is a shy, reclusive Indian particle physicist working from a non-descript laboratory in the Harish-Chandra Research Institute in the not-so-happening town of Allahabad in the north Indian state of […]

Shambhu Nath De

Dr. Shambhu Nath De (1915-1985) was a medical scientist of India best known for is unparalleled role in the fight with Cholera.  Cholera is a dreaded bacterial disease. The causative bacterium enters our body via the contaminated water and food, goes to the intestine, multiplies and produces a toxin which causes severe diarrhoea and vomiting. The […]

Dr. Subhas Mukherjee

Dr. Subhas Mukherjee / Subhash Mokhopadhyaya (1931-1981) was a scientist  on whose life, the award winning movie “Ek doctor ki maut” was based. On 25 July 1978, the world’s first human test tube baby, Louise Joy Brown, was born at Oldham General Hospital in England. The architects were Robert Edward and Patrick Steptoe. In the […]

G.N. Ramachandran

G.N. Ramachandran (1922-2001) is best known for the “Ramachandran plot” in health sciences. Apart from playing several important roles in our body, the proteins are also used in therapeutics. However, what had kept the investigators elude over a long time was the complex structure of the proteins. India’s Dr. G.N. Ramachandran, a scientist from Ernakulam with a […]