General Knowledge for OAS Prelims: Nobel Prize Winners- Indian

Indian or Person of Indian Origin who have won the Nobel Prize so far are as follows-

Indian Citizens

1. Rabindranath Tagore – 1913 – Literature

2. C.V. Roman – 1930 – Physics

3. Mother Teresa – 1979 – Peace

4. Amartya Sen – 1998 – Economics

5. Kailash Satyarthi – 2014 – Peace

Persons of Indian Origin:

1. Har Govind Khurana – 1968 – Medicine

2. S. Chandrasekhar – 1983 – Physics

3. V.S. Naipaul – 2001 – Literature

4. V. Ramakrishnan – 2009 – Chemistry

Person with Indian Connections

1. Ronald Ross – 1902 – Medicine

2. Rudyard Kipling – 1907 – Literature

3. Dalai Lama – 1989 – Peace


End Notes:

  1. V.S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad and Tobago where his ancestors had migrated to in the 19th century.
  2. Both Ronald Ross and Rudiyard Kipling were born in India and spent most of their life here. Ronald Ross is credited for his work relating to Malaria
  3. The 14th Dalai Lama belongs to Tibet and has been living in India in exile since 1959.

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