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.

Shakuntala DeviShakuntala Devi
04 November 1929
Human Computer
Srinivasa RamanujanSrinivasa Ramanujan
22 December 1887
Mathematician

AryabhataAryabhata
0476 AD
 

Jagadish Chandra BoseJagadish Chandra Bose
30 November 1858
Physicist

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

Satyendra Nath BoseSatyendra Nath Bose
01 January 1894
 
Vikram SarabhaiVikram Sarabhai
12 August 1919
Scientist

BrahmaguptaBrahmagupta
0598 AD
Mathematician and Astronomer
Bhāskara IIBhāskara II
1114 AD
Mathematician

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

C.N.R. RaoC. N. R. Rao
30 June 1934
Chemist

Prafulla Chandra RayPrafulla Chandra Ray
02 August 1861
Chemist

Venkatraman RamakrishnanVenkatraman Ramakrishnan
1952 AD
Structural biologist

A.P.J. Abdul KalamA.P.J. Abdul Kalam
15 October 1931
Former President of India
Meghnad SahaMeghnad Saha
06 October 1893
Physicist

Mylswamy AnnaduraiMylswamy Annadurai
02 July 1958
Scientist

Janaki AmmalJanaki Ammal
1897 AD
Botanist

Shanti Swaroop BhatnagarShanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
21 February 1894
Father of research laboratories
Upendranath BrahmachariUpendranath Brahmachari
19 December 1873
Scientist

Birbal SahniBirbal Sahni
1891 AD
Palaeobotanist
C.V. RamanC.V. Raman
07 November 1888
Physicist

Homi BhabhaHomi Bhabha
30 October 1909
Indian physicist

Rajnath SinghRajnath Singh
10 July 1951
Politician
C. V. RamanC. V. Raman
07 November 1888
Physicist, University teacher

Vandana ShivaVandana Shiva
05 November 1952
Philosopher, Physicist, Writer, University teacher
Kiran Mazumdar-ShawKiran Mazumdar-Shaw
23 March 1953
Business woman

Abdul Qadeer KhanAbdul Qadeer Khan
01 April 1936
Physicist, Engineer, Scientist, Metallurgist,

Siddhartha MukherjeeSiddhartha Mukherjee
21 July 1970
Physician
Narinder Singh KapanyNarinder Singh Kapany
12 October 1926
physicist, scientist, university teacher

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Pranav MistryPranav Mistry
14 May 1981
Computer scientist
J. B. S. HaldaneJ. B. S. Haldane
05 November 1892
Biologist, Geneticist, University teacher

Augustus De MorganAugustus De Morgan
27 June 1806
British mathematician

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

Akshay VenkateshAkshay Venkatesh
21 November 1981
Mathematician, University teacher
Sudha MurthySudha Murthy
19 August 1950
Author, Social worker, Computer scientist,
Raj ReddyRaj Reddy
13 June 1937
Computer scientist, University teacher

Bhāskara IBhāskara I
0600 AD
Mathematician

Ashoke SenAshoke Sen
15 July 1956
Physicist

Madhava of SangamagramaMadhava of Sangamagrama
1350 AD
mathematician, astronomer
Tessy ThomasTessy Thomas
31 March 1963
aerospace engineer, engineer, scientist

E. C. George SudarshanE. C. George Sudarshan
16 September 1931
Physicist, University teacher

Vijay P. BhatkarVijay P. Bhatkar
11 October 1946
Computer scientist

Yellapragada SubbarowYellapragada Subbarow
12 January 1895
Biochemist

Raghunath Anant MashelkarRaghunath Anant Mashelkar
01 January 1943
Engineer, Scientist
Raja RamannaRaja Ramanna
28 January 1925
Physicist, Politician

Tathagat Avatar TulsiTathagat Avatar Tulsi
09 September 1987
Physicist
Harish-ChandraHarish-Chandra
11 October 1924
mathematician, physicist, university teacher

Subhash KakSubhash Kak
26 March 1947
Scientist

HemachandraHemachandra
1089 AD
mathematician, historian, philosopher, writer
S. R. RanganathanS. R. Ranganathan
12 August 1892
Mathematician

VarahamihiraVarahamihira
0505 AD
Astronomer
S. R. Srinivasa VaradhanS. R. Srinivasa Varadhan
02 January 1940
Mathematician

Anil KakodkarAnil Kakodkar
11 November 1943
Engineer

Nilakantha SomayajiNilakantha Somayaji
14 June 1444
mathematician, astronomer, astrologer

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

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

Raj Chandra BoseRaj Chandra Bose
19 June 1901
Mathematician, Statistician, University teacher

Mahan MjMahan Mj
05 April 1967
mathematician

DignāgaDignāga
0480 AD
Scholar
Ziauddin AhmadZiauddin Ahmad
 

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

S. RamananS. Ramanan
20 July 1937
mathematician

Ganesh PrasadGanesh Prasad
15 November 1876
Mathematician
RamchundraRamchundra
 

Bapudeva SastriBapudeva Sastri
01 November 1821
Scholar
Modadugu Vijay GuptaModadugu Vijay Gupta
17 August 1939
Biologist

Raman SukumarRaman Sukumar
1955 AD
Ecologist

ShridharaShridhara
0870 AD
Mathematician
Subhash MukhopadhyaySubhash Mukhopadhyay
16 January 1931
scientist, physiologist, gynaecologist

ShripatiShripati
1019 AD
Astronomer
Abhas MitraAbhas Mitra
03 June 1955
physicist, astronomer