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TNPSC Nobel Laureates of India

NOBEL LAUREATES OF INDIA
  • The Nobel Prize is a set of Annual International Awards bestowed on "Those who conferred the greatest benefit on Mankind" in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, Peace and Economics. 
  • Instituted by Alfred Nobel's last will, which specified that his fortune be used to create a series of prizes, now known as the Nobel Prizes. 
  • They are widely recognized as one of the most prestigious Honors awarded in the aforementioned fields.


  • A Total of 835 individuals (791 men and 44 women) and 21 organizations were awarded the Nobel Prize, some more than once.
  • Among the Total Recipients, 11 are Indians (5 Indian citizens and 6 of Indian Origin or Residency).
  • Rabindranath Tagore was the First Indian Citizen to be awarded and Mother Teresa is the only Woman in the list. 
INDIAN CITIZENS
The Following are the Nobel Laureates who were Indian Citizens at the time they were Awarded the Nobel Prize.

1. Rabindranath Tagore - Literature - (1913)

2. C. V. Raman - Physics - 1930

3. Mother Teresa - Peace - 1979

4. Amartya Sen - Economic studies -1998

5. Kailash Satyarthi - Peace - 2014

OVERSEAS CITIZENS OF INDIAN ORIGIN
The following are Nobel laureates born in India or who are of Indian origin but subsequently non-citizens of India; however, they are still often included in lists of Indian Nobel laureates.

1. Har Gobind Khorana (1968) - United States - Physiology or Medicine
(Born in Raipur, British India)

2. Abdus Salam (1979) - Pakistan - Physics
(Born in Jhang, British India)

3. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1983) - United States - Physics
(Born in Lahore, British India)

4. V. S. Naipaul (2001) United Kingdom Literature
(Born in Chaguanas,Trinidad and Tobago)

5. Muhammad Yunus (2006) - Bangladesh - Peace
(born in Chittagong, British India)

6.Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (2009) - United Kingdom/United States - Chemistry
(Born in Chidambaram, India)

OTHERS
The following are Nobel Laureates with Indian linkages – those who were born in British India or those who were residents in India when they became recipients of the Nobel Prize.

1.Ronald Ross (1902) - United Kingdom - Physiology or Medicine
(Born in Almora, British India).

2.Rudyard Kipling (1907) - United Kingdom - Literature
(Born in Bombay, British India)
3.14th Dalai Lama (1989) -Tibet - Peace
(Born in Taktser,Republic of China)

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