Third Indian Noble Prize Winner: Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa (DOB-DOD: 1910-1997)

  • Nobel Prize for Peace in Year: 1979
  • Field or Subject:Peace
  • Mother Teresa was awarded Nobel Peace Prize because she dedicated her life to the sick and hungry people. Her simple message was “the poor must know that we love them.”
  • More than 2 million sick people were treated by mobile dispensaries and clinics by her.
  • At the age of eighteen she left her parental home in Skopje and joined the Sisters of Loreto, an Irish community of nuns with missions in India.
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Second Indian Noble Prize Winner: Sir C. V. Raman

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Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (DOB-DOD: 1888-1970)

  • Nobel Prize for physics in Year: 1930
  • Field or Subject: Science
  • He was the first Asian scientist to win the Nobel Prize.
  • He made massive contributions to vibration, sound, musical instruments, ultrasonic, diffraction, photo electricity, colloidal particles, X-ray diffraction, magnetron, dielectrics and the Raman Effect for which he was able to draw Noble Prize in 1930.
  • He worked on the scattering of light.

First Indian Nobel Prize Winner : Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore – The Nobel Prize in Literature 1913

Rabindranath-Tagore

The celebrated Indian poet, musician, and painter, Rabindranath Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for “his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse”. Rabindranath Tagore also called the Bard of Bengal and Gurudev, Tagore was one of the greatest literary figures of India. He composed the national anthems of India and Bangladesh and the national anthem of Sri Lanka is believed to have been inspired from his poetry. Tagore’s songs, poetry, novels, and essays are now cult classics.