How would have life been without the invention of the mobile phone? Would communication be as rapid and rampant as it is today? What if light bulb was never invented? Would you have known the universe like you do today had scientists not researched on it? From the humble light bulb to the magnanimous space explorations, scientists have given us numerous gifts of life which we often take for granted. Had it not been for the great minds, life wouldn’t have been this easy and technology this advanced! It is to these inordinate and prodigious talents that we owe much of our existence. This segment commemorates the offerings by great Indian physicists whose contribution is simply immeasurable. CV Raman was a pioneer of light effect. He was the first to discover that light changes its wavelength after traversing from a transparent material. It is for his work on scattering of light that he was bestowed with a Nobel Prize. Homi J Bhabha was yet another noted physicist who played an important role in Quantum Theory. Venkatraman Radhakrishnan was a globally renowned astrophysicist and was famous for designing ultra-light aircraft and sailboats. Other prominent Indian physicists include Jagdish Chandra Bose, Meghnad Saha, SN Bose, S Chandrashekhar, APJ Abdul Kalam and so on. Read further to get updated information on the life and works of Indian physicists.
Jagadish Chandra BoseJagadish Chandra Bose

30 November 1858

Vikram SarabhaiVikram Sarabhai

12 August 1919

Satyendra Nath BoseSatyendra Nath Bose

01 January 1894

Meghnad SahaMeghnad Saha

06 October 1893

C.V. RamanC.V. Raman

07 November 1888

Homi BhabhaHomi Bhabha

30 October 1909

C. V. RamanC. V. Raman

07 November 1888

Homi J. BhabhaHomi J. Bhabha

30 October 1909

Rajnath SinghRajnath Singh

10 July 1951

Vandana ShivaVandana Shiva

05 November 1952

Abdul Qadeer KhanAbdul Qadeer Khan

01 April 1936

Jayant NarlikarJayant Narlikar

19 July 1938

E. C. George SudarshanE. C. George Sudarshan

16 September 1931

Narinder Singh KapanyNarinder Singh Kapany

12 October 1926

Ashoke SenAshoke Sen

15 July 1956

Raja RamannaRaja Ramanna

28 January 1925

Tathagat Avatar TulsiTathagat Avatar Tulsi

09 September 1987

G. N. RamachandranG. N. Ramachandran

08 October 1922

Amal Kumar RaychaudhuriAmal Kumar Raychaudhuri

14 September 1924

Abhas MitraAbhas Mitra

03 June 1955