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.

Srinivasa RamanujanSrinivasa Ramanujan
22 December 1887
0476 AD

Vikram SarabhaiVikram Sarabhai
12 August 1919

Satyendra Nath BoseSatyendra Nath Bose
01 January 1894

Shakuntala DeviShakuntala Devi
04 November 1929
Human Computer

Jagadish Chandra BoseJagadish Chandra Bose
30 November 1858

A.P.J. Abdul KalamA.P.J. Abdul Kalam
15 October 1931
Former President of India

0598 AD
Mathematician and Astronomer

Bhāskara IIBhāskara II
1114 AD
Venkatraman RamakrishnanVenkatraman Ramakrishnan
1952 AD
Structural biologist

Prasanta Chandra MahalanobisPrasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
29 June 1893
Salim AliSalim Ali
12 November 1896

M. S. SwaminathanM. S. Swaminathan
07 August 1925
Agricultural Scientist

Meghnad SahaMeghnad Saha
06 October 1893
C.N.R. RaoC. N. R. Rao
30 June 1934

Janaki AmmalJanaki Ammal
1897 AD
Upendranath BrahmachariUpendranath Brahmachari
19 December 1873

Prafulla Chandra RayPrafulla Chandra Ray
02 August 1861

C.V. RamanC.V. Raman
07 November 1888
Shanti Swaroop BhatnagarShanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
21 February 1894
Father of research laboratories

Birbal SahniBirbal Sahni
1891 AD
Homi BhabhaHomi Bhabha
30 October 1909
Indian physicist

C. V. RamanC. V. Raman
07 November 1888
Physicist, University teacher

Homi J. BhabhaHomi J. Bhabha
30 October 1909

Rajnath SinghRajnath Singh
10 July 1951
Kiran Mazumdar-ShawKiran Mazumdar-Shaw
23 March 1953
Business woman
Abdul Qadeer KhanAbdul Qadeer Khan
01 April 1936
Physicist, Engineer, Scientist, Metallurgist,

Vandana ShivaVandana Shiva
05 November 1952
Philosopher, Physicist, Writer, University teacher

Pranav MistryPranav Mistry
14 May 1981
Computer scientist

Sudha MurthySudha Murthy
19 August 1950
Author, Social worker, Computer scientist,
Siddhartha MukherjeeSiddhartha Mukherjee
21 July 1970

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J. B. S. HaldaneJ. B. S. Haldane
05 November 1892
Biologist, Geneticist, University teacher

Jayant NarlikarJayant Narlikar
19 July 1938
Physicist, Astronomer, Astrophysicist, Scientist,

Yellapragada SubbarowYellapragada Subbarow
12 January 1895

Akshay VenkateshAkshay Venkatesh
21 November 1981
Mathematician, University teacher
S. R. RanganathanS. R. Ranganathan
09 August 1892
Mathematician, Librarian, Academic

E. C. George SudarshanE. C. George Sudarshan
16 September 1931
Physicist, University teacher
11 October 1924
mathematician, physicist, university teacher

Narinder Singh KapanyNarinder Singh Kapany
12 October 1926
physicist, scientist, university teacher

Raj ReddyRaj Reddy
13 June 1937
Computer scientist, University teacher
Madhava of SangamagramaMadhava of Sangamagrama
1350 AD
mathematician, astronomer

Ashoke SenAshoke Sen
15 July 1956
Raghunath Anant MashelkarRaghunath Anant Mashelkar
01 January 1943
Engineer, Scientist

Raja RamannaRaja Ramanna
28 January 1925
Physicist, Politician

Anil KakodkarAnil Kakodkar
11 November 1943

Augustus De MorganAugustus De Morgan
27 June 1806
British mathematician

Vijay P. BhatkarVijay P. Bhatkar
11 October 1946
Computer scientist
Tessy ThomasTessy Thomas
31 March 1963
aerospace engineer, engineer, scientist

1089 AD
mathematician, historian, philosopher, writer

S. R. Srinivasa VaradhanS. R. Srinivasa Varadhan
02 January 1940
Mathematician, University teacher

Subhash KakSubhash Kak
26 March 1947
Tathagat Avatar TulsiTathagat Avatar Tulsi
09 September 1987

0505 AD
Manindra AgrawalManindra Agrawal
20 May 1966
Mathematician, Computer scientist, University

Nilakantha SomayajiNilakantha Somayaji
14 June 1444
mathematician, astronomer, astrologer

Amal Kumar RaychaudhuriAmal Kumar Raychaudhuri
14 September 1924
G. N. RamachandranG. N. Ramachandran
08 October 1922

Mahan MjMahan Mj
05 April 1967
Raj Chandra BoseRaj Chandra Bose
19 June 1901
Mathematician, Statistician, University teacher

Ziauddin AhmadZiauddin Ahmad

Raghunath Dhondo KarveRaghunath Dhondo Karve
S. RamananS. Ramanan
20 July 1937

R. P. ParanjpeR. P. Paranjpe
Ganesh PrasadGanesh Prasad


Bapudeva SastriBapudeva Sastri

Subhash MukhopadhyaySubhash Mukhopadhyay
16 January 1931
scientist, physiologist, gynaecologist
Abhas MitraAbhas Mitra
03 June 1955
physicist, astronomer