Whether it is the television to keep us entertained or the fan to keep us cool or the phone which has made keeping in touch easy, our lives are riddled with scientific inventions. And we owe our thanks to all the scientists who have made it possible. Let us take a look at 8 Indian scientists who have made a difference to the world we are living in.

1. CV Raman:c-v-raman-3

Born in 1888, he won the Nobel Prize in 1930 for his work on scattering of light. He was the first Asian to receive and was the first person to delve deeper into the harmony of different musical instruments like mridangam and tabla. The famous Raman Effect on scattering of light has paved way for more advanced theories.

2. Homi Bhabha:homibhabha6

The first person to chair the Atomic Energy Commission in India, Homi Bhabha was born in 1909. He was the person to convince Jawaharlal Nehru, the then President to start a nuclear program for India. He pursued his career in Great Britain and is often referred to as the father of Indian Nuclear Power.

3. Visvesvaraya:

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Born in 1860, he was a very famous scholar, engineer and a statesman. He held the position of being the Diwan of Mysore between 1912-1918. He was conferred with Bharat Ratna for his exclusive work on automatic sluice gates and the concept of block irrigation system. In his remembrance, the 15th of September is celebrated as the “Engineers Day” in the country.

4. Venkatraman Radhakrishnan:Photograph_of_Sarvepalli_Radhakrishnan_presented_to_First_Lady_Jacqueline_Kennedy_in_1962

Born in 1929, he was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and is known for his work as the space scientist. He was known for his works in the designing of ultra light sailboats and aircrafts.

5. Chandrashekar:subrahmanyan

He is the second recipient of Nobel Prize in the field of science in 1983 for his mathematical theory on black holes. It is to be note that the he was the nephew of the scientist CV Raman and it was him after whom the Chandrashekar limit has been named after.

6. Satyendra Nath Bose:MTE4MDAzNDEwODkwMzYwMzM0

This Indian Physicist was renowned for his work in the class of particles called bosons. These particles were named after him commemorating his work in the field of quantum physics. The famous poet and scholar Tagore, dedicated his only science book to this scientist.

7. Meghnad Saha:meghnad-saha-2

Saha Equation, on thermal ionization of elements is the discovery of Meghnad Saha, a scientist born in 1893. Apart from his contribution to science, he was also the architect behind the river planning in our country.

8. Srinivasa Ramanujan:maxresdefault

The man who made extraordinary contributions even without having a formal education in mathematics, Ramanujan was born in 1887. He started writing his own theorems from the age of 13 and his birthday 22nd December is celebrated as “State IT day” in Tamil Nadu.

There are of course many more scientists like the recent Dr. Kalam who have made immense contributions to science and have made our country proud.