Prof. Amartya Sen is the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Economies for the year 1998, becoming the first Asian to have been honoured with the award. The Santiniketan-born economist who is a pioneer in Welfare Economics has to his credit several books and papers on aspects of welfare and development.

SUBRAMANIAN CHANDRASHEKAR (1910-1995)The Nobel Prize for Physics in 1983 was awarded to Dr. S. Chandrashekar, an Indian-born astrophysicist. Educated in Presidency College, Chennai, Dr. Chandrashekar happened to be the nephew of his Nobel forbear, Sir C.V. Raman.fle developed a theory on while dwarf stars which posts a limit of mass of dwarf stars known also as Chandrashekar Limit. His theory explains the final stages of stellar evolution

MOTHER TERESA (1910-1997)The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Mother Teresa in 1979 Albanian parentage, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born at Skopje, now in Yugoslavia. She joined the Irish order of the Sisters of Lorettor at Dublin in 1928 and came to Kolkata in 1929 as a missionary, only to find the misery of the abandoned and the destitute. Concern for the poor and the sick prompted her to found a new congregation, Missionaries of Charity. Having become an Indian Citizen, Mother Teresa served the cause of dying destitutes, lepers and drug addicts, through Nirmal I lriday (meaning Pure Heart)

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Hargobind Khorana was awarded the Noble Prize for Medicine in 1968. Of Indian origin, Dr. Khorana was born in Ralpur, Punjab (now in Pakistan). He took his doctoral degree in Chemistry from Liverpool University and joined the University of Wisconsin as a Faculty Member in 1960. His major breakthrough in the field of Medicine – interpreting the genetic code and analysing its function in protein synthesis – fetched him the Noble Prize

CHANDRASHEKAR VENKATARAMAN (1888-1970)India’s first Noble Prize for Physics was claimed in 1930 by the renowned physicist Sir C.V. Raman. Born at Thiruvanaikkaval near Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu, Sir C.V. Raman received the Noble Prize for an important optics research, in which he discovered that diffused light contained rays of other wavelengths – what is now popularly known as Raman Effect

Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian ever to receive a Noble Prize. Popularly known as Gurudev, India’s Poet Laureate Tagore was been on 7 May 1861 in Kolkata. He was awarded the Noble Prize for Literature in recognition of his work Geetanjali, a collection of poems, in 1913. Tagore wrote many love lyrics. Geetanjali and Sadhana are among his important works. The poet, dramatist and novelist is also the author of India’s National Anthem. In 1901 he founded the famous Santiniketan which later came to be known as Vishwabharati University

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