Trivia Thursday: Indian Nobel Prize Winners

Trivia Thursday: Indian Nobel Prize Winners

Rabindranath Tagore’s birthday comes on the 25th day of the month of Baisakh according to the Bengali Calander. This year the date falls on 9th May 2021, on which the world will celebrate his 160th birth anniversary. Did you know that Tagore is the first Indian to get a Nobel Prize? Well, on that note, in this week’s Trivia Thursday , let us have a look at some other Indian Nobel Laureates!

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In this week’s Trivia Thursday, let us have a look at the Nobel Prize Winners from India:

  1. Rabindranath Tagore
    Field: Literature
    Year: 1913
    Status: Indian citizen
    For: “Because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West.”
  2. C V Raman
    Field: Physics
    Year: 1930
    Status: Indian citizen
    For: “For his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the effect named after him.”
  3. Har Gobind Khorana
    Field: Physiology or Medicine
    Year: 1968
    Status: Overseas citizen of Indian origin
    For: “For their interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis.”
  4. Mother Teresa
    Field: Peace
    Year: 1979
    Status: Indian citizen when she was awarded
    For: “For her work for bringing help to suffering humanity.”
  5. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
    Field: Physics
    Year: 1983
    Status: Overseas citizen of Indian origin
    For: “For his theoretical studies of the physical processes of importance to the structure and evolution of the stars.”
  6. Amartya Sen
    Field: Economics
    Year: 1998
    Status: Indian citizen
    For: “For his contributions to welfare economics.”
  7. Venki Ramakrishnan
    Field: Chemistry
    Year: 2009
    Status: Overseas citizen of Indian origin
    For: “For Structure and function of the ribosome, macromolecular crystallography.”
  8. Kailash Satyarthi
    Field: Peace
    Year: 2014
    Status: Indian citizen
    For: “For their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”
  9. Abhijit Banerjee
    Field: Economics
    Year: 2019
    Status: Overseas citizen of Indian origin
    For: For their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.”

Take a look at our last week’s Trivia Thursday here: Trivia Thursday: World Dance Day

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