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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Who are the Nobel Laureates of India

Nobel Prize named after Alfred Nobel, established through his will of 1895 and first given in 1901 are the most prestigious prize given to, for outstanding achievement in the field of Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature and Peace.

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There have been 4 Great citizens of India who have been bestowed with prestigious Nobel Prize:-

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941)
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1913 awarded for Gitanjali : Song Offerings (1912)
Citizenship: - India

Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore
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Chandrashekhar Venkataraman (C. V. Raman) (1888 – 1970)
The Nobel Prize in Physics 1930 for “Work on scattering of light – Raman Scattering and discovery of effect – Raman Effect”
Citizenship: - India
C V Raman
C V Raman
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Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhui (Mother Teresa) (1910 – 1997)
The Nobel Peace Prize 1979
Citizenship: - Indian (Born in Yogoslavia, Parents from Albania)
Mother Teresa
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Amartya Sen (B – 1933)
The Sveriges Riksbnak Prize in Economic Sciences 1998 for contribution in Welfare Economics
Citizenship: - India
Amartya Sen
Amartya Sen
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