Indian Women Scientists

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Shakuntala Devi
(Human Computer)
Shakuntala Devi
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Birthdate: November 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bangalore
Died: April 21, 2013

A child prodigy who was never formally educated, Shakuntala Devi became a mathematical genius earning the title of Human Computer for her exceptional calculating abilities. The Indian genius was also an astrologer and a gifted writer who authored books on maths, astrology, homosexuality in India and a crime thriller novel.

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Asima Chatterjee
(Chemist)
Asima Chatterjee
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Birthdate: September 23, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: November 22, 2006
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Janaki Ammal
(Botanist)
Janaki Ammal
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Birthdate: 1897 AD
Birthplace: Thalassery
Died: 1984 AD

Janaki Ammal was an Indian botanist whose work concerning phytogeography, cytogenetics, and plant breeding earned her India's fourth-highest honor, the Padma Shri, in 1977. She is credited with improving India’s indigenous sugarcane varieties. She also helped analyze sugarcane's geographical distribution across India.

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Tessy Thomas
(aerospace engineer, engineer, scientist)
Tessy Thomas
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Birthdate: 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Alappuzha

Tessy Thomas is an Indian scientist who became the first-ever woman to head an Indian missile project when she served as project director for Agni-IV. For her immense contribution to the field of missile technology, Tessy Thomas was honored with the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award.

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Sharmila Bhattacharya
(Chief Scientist for Astrobionics and head of the Biomodel Performance and Behavior laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center)
Sharmila Bhattacharya
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Birthdate: March 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria