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Subhash Mukhopadhyay (16 Jan. 1931 – 19 June 1981)

Subhash Mukhopadhyay (16 Jan. 1931 - 19 June 1981) Subhash Mukhopadhyay The Great scientist Subhash Mukhopadhyay was born in Calcutta in India. He was educated at the Scottish Church College and after that he joined at the Calcutta Medical College, which was then affiliated to the University of Calcutta....

Dr. Sam Pitroda

Dr. Sam Pitroda Dr. Sam Pitroda is better known as “The father of India’s communication revolution”. Presently he is the Chairman of India’s National knowledge Commission, besides being the chairman and CEO of World- Tel Limited and the founder and CEO of C-SAM, Inc, he also worked as...

Dr. Mani Lal Bhaumik

Dr. Mani Lal Bhaumik Dr. Mani Lal Bhaumik Dr. Mani Bhaumik is a famous physicist from India who helped to develop the first excimer laser at the University of the Californis’s famous Northrop Corporation Research and Technology Center (NCRTC). This is the class of laser that would eventually...

Dr. K. Kasturirangan (Dr. Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan)

Dr. K. Kasturirangan (Dr. Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan) Dr. Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan is a famous scientist of modern India. He is a member of several important scientific academies within India as well as abroad, currently he is an honorable member of Paliament (Rajya Sabha). He was also the Director of...

Dr. Jayant Narlikar

Dr. Jayant Narlikar The great Indian astrophysicist, Dr Jayant Narlikar was born on July 19, 1938, in a highly educated and cultured family in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. His father Prof. Vishnu Vasudev Narlikar was the Head of the Department of Mathematics at Benaras Hindu University. Thereafter he was...

Dr. Hargobind Khorana

Dr. Hargobind Khorana Hargobind Khorana is an Indian- American molecular biologist. In 1968, He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his excellent work on the interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis. This award made him famous in all over the...

Dr. D.N. Wadia (1883 – 1969)

Dr. D.N. Wadia (1883 – 1969) Dr. Darashaw Nosherwan Wadia was known as the “father of Indian Geology”. He was born on October 25, 1883, in Surat, Gujrat. He was the son of Nosherwan and Cooverbai Wadia. His family was traditionally involved in shipbuilding. Wadia completed his...

C. R. Rao (Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao)

C. R. Rao (Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao) Dr. Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao is the famous scientist of India. Currently he is a Professor emeritus at Penn state University. He was born on 10th September 1920 in Hadagalli, in the state of Karnataka, South India. He was the son of...

Dr. Anil Kakodkar

Dr. Anil Kakodkar Dr. Anil Kakodkar is a renowned scientist of India. He was the director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre at Trombay. But currently, he is the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India (AEIC) and also the Secretary to the Government of India,...

D. S. Kothari ( Daulat Singh Kothari ) 1906 – 1993

D. S. Kothari ( Daulat Singh Kothari ) 1906 - 1993 Daulat Singh Kothari was an outstanding scientist and great educationist from India. Generally he was known as D. S. Kothari. His contribution to the whole spectrum of Indian education from elementary school to the university level is well-known. The...

Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

Charles Darwin (1809-1882) Charles Darwin was an English naturalist renowned for his documentation of evolution and for his theory of its operation, known as Darwinism. He was born at Shrewsbury, England on February on 12, 1809. He was the son of Robert Waring Darwin, who was a popular doctor,...

C.V. Raman (Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman) 1888-1970

C.V. Raman (Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman) 1888-1970 Dr. C.V. Raman was one of the greatest scientists of India, who was awarded the 1930 Nobel Prize in physics for his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’, which is named after him. Chandrasekhar Venkata...

Birbal Sahni (1891 – 1949 )

Birbal Sahni (1891 - 1949 ) Birbal Sahni (1891- 1949) was a world famous palaeobotanist and Indian pale botanist who studied the fossils of the Indian subcontinent. He was the founder of Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, which is situated in Lucknow, India. He was born on...

Bhaskara II (1114 – 1185 )

Bhaskara II (1114 - 1185 ) Bhaskara II is a famous mathematician of ancient India. He was born in 1114 A.D. in the city of Bijapur, Karnataka state, India. Peoples also know him as Bhaskaracharya, which means “Bhaskara the Teacher”. His father name was Mahesvara. By profession...

Bhaskara I ( 600 – 680 )

Bhaskara I ( 600 - 680 ) Bhaskara Bhaskara was an Indian mathematician of the 7th century, who probably lived between c. 600- c.680. There is very little information about Bhaskara’s life. It is said that he was born near Saurashtra in Gujrat and died in Ashmaka, Andhra...

Aryabhatta (476- 550)

Aryabhatta (476- 550) Aryabhatta is the first of the great astronomers of the classical age of India. He was born in Kerala, South India in 476 AD but later lived in Kusumapura, which his commentator Bhaskara I (629 AD) identifies with pataliputra (modern Patna) in Bihar. His first name...

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek (24th Oct.1632–26th Aug.1723)

Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek (24th Oct.1632–26th Aug.1723) Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek  Leeuwenhoek ( 1632-1723 ) first encountered magnifying glasses when he was sixteen. He was working in Amsterdam as an apprentice and bookkeeper to a Scottish textile merchant, where magnifying glasses were used to count thread densities for quality...

Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564)

Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) Andreas Vesalius was an anatomist, physician, and also an author of one of the most influential books on human anatomy. He is considering as the “founder of modern human anatomy”. His important innovations were to perform postmortem dissections and to make use of illustrations...

Amedeo Avogadro (1776 – 1856)

Amedeo Avogadro (1776 – 1856) Amedeo Carlo Avogadro was an Italian savant. He is renowned for his contribution to molecular theory, including what is known as Avogadro’s law. He was born in Turin, Itlay on 9 August, 1776. He was the son of Count Filippo Avogadro and Anna...