List of famous Indian scientists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Famous People From India

The great scientific theories such as ‘Gravity’ and ‘Relativity’ are the creations of the western world which reached the Indian shores much later.  However, most people don’t know that ‘Science’ in ‘India’ has a glorious history. India holds the reputation of being the birthplace of geniuses such as Aryabhatta. The man is well-known for apparently introducing the world to the digit ‘0(Zero)’, a mammoth contribution to the number theory. Famous physicians such as Charaka and Sushruta had even penned texts on the medicinal uses of plants, which continue to be useful in curing dreaded ailments even today. Other famous Indians who have contributed immensely to the field of science are Ramanujam, Sir C.V Raman, Homi Bhabha, M. Visvesvaraya, and J.C Bose. The discoveries of some of these sharp minds range from theories of mathematics such as Calculus to modern day nuclear physics. The Indian Space Research Organization, popularly known as ‘ISRO’ is considered to be one of the best space agencies in the world. Many scientists of the space agency worked together to make the nation proud with projects such as the ‘Mars Mission’ and the ‘Moon Mission’ etc. The achievements of these intelligent minds have also garnered a lot of appreciation from world over. Explore our extensive collection of biographies of some of the most prominent Indian Scientists, and learn all about their life stories, timelines as well as some interesting facts and trivia pertaining to their lives.

A.P.J. Abdul KalamA.P.J. Abdul Kalam

15 October 1931

27 July 2015

Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu

Libra

Srinivasa RamanujanSrinivasa Ramanujan

22 December 1887

26 April 1920

Erode

Sagittarius

AryabhataAryabhata

0476 AD

0550 AD

Assaka

Shakuntala DeviShakuntala Devi

04 November 1929

21 April 2013

Bangalore

Scorpio

M. S. SwaminathanM. S. Swaminathan

07 August 1925

Kumbakonam

Leo

Jagadish Chandra BoseJagadish Chandra Bose

30 November 1858

23 November 1937

Bikrampur, Bengal Presidency, British India (Now Munshiganj District of Bangladesh)

Sagittarius

Bhāskara IIBhāskara II

1114 AD

1185 AD

Bijapur

Satyendra Nath BoseSatyendra Nath Bose

01 January 1894

04 February 1974

Kolkata, India

Capricorn

Subrahmanyan ChandrasekharSubrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

19 October 1910

21 August 1995

Lahore, British India

Libra

BrahmaguptaBrahmagupta

0598 AD

0670 AD

Bhinmal

Vikram SarabhaiVikram Sarabhai

12 August 1919

30 December 1971

Ahmedabad, India

Leo

C.N.R. RaoC. N. R. Rao

30 June 1934

Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India

Cancer

Salim AliSalim Ali

12 November 1896

20 June 1987

Scorpio

Prasanta Chandra MahalanobisPrasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

29 June 1893

28 June 1972

Kolkata

Cancer

Prafulla Chandra RayPrafulla Chandra Ray

02 August 1861

16 June 1944

Khulna

Leo

Meghnad SahaMeghnad Saha

06 October 1893

16 February 1956

Shaoratoli, Dhaka, Bangladesh, British India

Libra

Birbal SahniBirbal Sahni

1891 AD

10 April 1949

Saharanpur district

C.V. RamanC.V. Raman

07 November 1888

21 November 1970

Tiruchirappalli, Madras Province

Scorpio

Shanti Swaroop BhatnagarShanti Swaroop Bhatnagar

21 February 1894

01 January 1955

Bhera

Pisces

Homi BhabhaHomi Bhabha

30 October 1909

24 January 1966

Mumbai, India

Scorpio

Janaki AmmalJanaki Ammal

1897 AD

1984 AD

Thalassery

Upendranath BrahmachariUpendranath Brahmachari

19 December 1873

06 February 1946

Jamalpur

Sagittarius

C. V. RamanC. V. Raman

07 November 1888

21 November 1970

Trichy

Scorpio

Homi J. BhabhaHomi J. Bhabha

30 October 1909

24 January 1966

Mumbai

Scorpio

Venkatraman RamakrishnanVenkatraman Ramakrishnan

1952 AD

Chidambaram

Rajnath SinghRajnath Singh

10 July 1951

Chandauli district

Cancer

Sudha MurthySudha Murthy

19 August 1950

Shiggaon

Leo

Vandana ShivaVandana Shiva

05 November 1952

Dehradun

Scorpio

Pranav MistryPranav Mistry

14 May 1981

Palanpur

Taurus

J. B. S. HaldaneJ. B. S. Haldane

05 November 1892

01 December 1964

Oxford

Scorpio

S. RamananS. Ramanan

20 July 1937

Chennai

Cancer

Anand KumarAnand Kumar

01 January 1973

Patna

Capricorn

Narinder Singh KapanyNarinder Singh Kapany

12 October 1926

Faridkot, Punjab

Libra

Jayant NarlikarJayant Narlikar

19 July 1938

Kolhapur

Cancer

Abhas MitraAbhas Mitra

03 June 1955

India

Gemini

Raj ReddyRaj Reddy

13 June 1937

Andhra Pradesh

Gemini

Yellapragada SubbarowYellapragada Subbarow

12 January 1895

09 August 1948

Bhimavaram

Capricorn

Anil KakodkarAnil Kakodkar

11 November 1943

Barwani

Scorpio

Ashoke SenAshoke Sen

15 July 1956

Kolkata

Cancer

Madhava of SangamagramaMadhava of Sangamagrama

1350 AD

1425 AD

Kerala

Raja RamannaRaja Ramanna

28 January 1925

24 September 2004

Tumkur

Aquarius

S. R. RanganathanS. R. Ranganathan

09 August 1892

27 September 1972

Sirkazhi

Leo

Mahan MjMahan Mj

05 April 1967

India

Aries

HemachandraHemachandra

1089 AD

1172 AD

Dhandhuka

Harish-ChandraHarish-Chandra

11 October 1924

16 October 1983

Kanpur

Libra

S. R. Srinivasa VaradhanS. R. Srinivasa Varadhan

02 January 1940

Chennai

Capricorn

Raghunath Anant MashelkarRaghunath Anant Mashelkar

01 January 1943

Goa

Capricorn

Amal Kumar RaychaudhuriAmal Kumar Raychaudhuri

14 September 1924

18 June 2005

Barisal

Virgo

Tathagat Avatar TulsiTathagat Avatar Tulsi

09 September 1987

Madhubani

Virgo

Tessy ThomasTessy Thomas

31 March 1963

Alappuzha

Aries

Raj Chandra BoseRaj Chandra Bose

19 June 1901

31 October 1987

Hoshangabad

Gemini

Akshay VenkateshAkshay Venkatesh

21 November 1981

Delhi

Scorpio

Ziauddin AhmadZiauddin Ahmad
Vijay P. BhatkarVijay P. Bhatkar

11 October 1946

Akola district

Libra

G. N. RamachandranG. N. Ramachandran

08 October 1922

07 April 2001

Ernakulam

Libra

Nilakantha SomayajiNilakantha Somayaji

1444 AD

1544 AD

India

Manindra AgrawalManindra Agrawal

20 May 1966

Allahabad

Taurus

E. C. George SudarshanE. C. George Sudarshan

16 September 1931

Kottayam district

Virgo

Ganesh PrasadGanesh Prasad
RamchundraRamchundra

Raghunath Dhondo KarveRaghunath Dhondo Karve
R. P. ParanjpeR. P. Paranjpe

Bapudeva SastriBapudeva Sastri

Subhash MukhopadhyaySubhash Mukhopadhyay

16 January 1931

19 June 1981

Capricorn

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