It is an honour to get a Nobel Prize. These prestigious annual international awards are given to the ones who have given their immense contribution to the mankind in the fields of Chemistry, Economics, Literature, Medicine, Peace and Physics. Till date, a total of 835 individuals including 791 men and 44 women and 21 organisations have received the Nobel Prize.
Among all these, there are a total of twelve Indians who have won the Nobel Prize. Out of these, 5 are Indian citizens and 7 are of Indian origin or residency. The first Indian to win a Nobel Prize was Rabindranath Tagore while Mother Teresa is the only women to have been awarded a Nobel Prize.
Indian Nobel Prize Winners
Here is the list of the Indian Nobel Prize Winners who made our country proud by contributing to the mankind in various fields.
|1.||Ronald Ross, born in Almora, British India||Physiology or Medicine||1902|
|2.||Rudyard Kipling, born in Bombay, British India||Literature||1907|
|4.||C. V. Raman||Physics||1930|
|5.||Har Gobind Khorana, born in Raipur, British India||Physiology or Medicine||1968|
|6.||Mother Teresa, born in Skopje, Ottoman Empire||Peace||1979|
|7.||Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, born in Lahore, British India||Physics||1983|
|8.||14th Dalai Lama, born in Takster, Republic of China||Peace||1989|
|9.||Amartya Sen||Economic Studies||1998|
|10.||V. S. Naipaul, born in Chaguanas, Trinibad and Tobago||Literature||2001|
|11.||Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, born in Chidambaram, India||Chemistry||2009|
Nobel Prize 2016 Winners
Unfortunately this year, no Indian could receive a Nobel Prize. But many other deserving people have won the award this year.