The Nobel Prize is the most prestigious international award that is bestowed to those who have done unparallel work in the field of Physics, Peace, Physiology or Medicine, Chemistry, Literature and Economic Sciences for the betterment of humankind and society. Every Nobel Laureate receives a gold medal along-with a Diploma and a sum of money that is decided by the Nobel Foundation.
Here, we list the names of Nobel Laureates from India who are Indian Citizens and of Indian origins:
First, let’s take a look at the Nobel Prize Winners from India (Indian Citizen)
Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian to be bestowed with Nobel Prize in 1913. He was conferred the Nobel prize for his phenomenal work in ‘Literature’ that includes enchanting verse of poetic excellence. He expressed the Literature in West in English in his own words.
C. V. Raman
The second in the list is C.V. Raman who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930 in the field of Physics. His work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of light effect was acknowledged by the then Nobel Foundation.
Mother Teresa was the third Indian to be awarded the prestigious Nobel prize in 1979 in the field of Peace for her astounding work and contribution towards the deprived section of the society.
Amartya Sen another genius from India got the Nobel Prize for his ground-breaking work in the field of Economics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work towards welfare economics in 1998.
Kailash Satyarthi Peace 2014
In 2014, Kailash Satyarthi was conferred with the most sought-after Nobel Prize in 2014 in the field of peace. His work towards the right to education was acknowledged by the Nobel committee.
Overseas citizens of Indian origin
The list includes the names of those Nobel Laureates who are not Indians but born in British India or are of Indian Origin:
Har Gobind Khorana
Har Gobind Khorana from United States won the Nobel Prize in 1968 in the field of Physiology or Medicine for his great work in interpretation of Genetic Code and its various function in protein synthesis. He was born in Raipur, British India.
Born in Lahore, British India, was bestowed with the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1983 for his theoretical studies of the physical processes of Importance to the evolution and structure of the stars. He is from United States.
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan from United Kingdom / United States (Born in Chidambaram, India) was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2009 in the field of Chemistry for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome.
This year, Abhijit Banerjee from United States (Born in Kolkata, India) is awarded the Nobel Prize in the field of Economics for experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.
Nobel Laureates with Indian Linkages
The list of Nobel Laureates with Indian linkages is as follows:
Ronald Ross from United Kingdom, born in Almora, Bristish India was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1902 in the field of Physiology or Medicine. He received the Prize for his great work on malaria as he was successful to show how it enters the organism and hence has laid to the foundation for research on the respective disease.
Rudyard Kipling from United Kingdom, born in Bombay was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907 for in consideration of the observational power, original imagination and presentation of ideas along-with captivating narration which identified the formation of world-famous author.
14th Dalai Lama
14th Dalai Lama in 1989 won the Nobel Prize in the field of peace in the year 1989 for his profound work and resistance to the violent use in his community’s struggle to regain freedom. He was born at Taktser, Tibet.
V. S. Naipaul
V.S Naipaul won the Nobel Prize in Literature in the year 2001 for having united viewpoint and narratives along-with unbiased analysis in works that allow to see the survival of supressed history.