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Indian Nobel Prize Winners List with Photo
Here is the complete list of Nobel Prize winners from India or Indian Origin.
The Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed on “those who conferred the greatest benefit on humankind” in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, Peace and Economic Sciences.
Nobel Prize Winners List – Indian / Indian Origin
|1.||Rabindranath Tagore||Literature||1913||Because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West.|
|2.||C.V. Raman||Physics||1930||For his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the effect named after him.|
|3.||Har Gobind Khorana*||Medicine||1968||For their interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis.|
|4.||Mother Teresa||Peace||1979||Humanitarian work.|
|5.||Subrahmanyam Chandrasekhar||Physics||1983||For his theoretical studies of the physical processes of importance to the structure and evolution of the stars.|
|6.||Amartya Sen||Economic Sciences||1998||For his contributions to welfare economics.|
|7.||Venkatraman Ramakrishnan**||Chemistry||2009||For studies of the structure and function of the ribosome.|
|8.||Kailash Satyarthi#||Peace||2014||For his struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.|
|9.||Abhijit Banerjee$||Economic Sciences||2019||For his experimental approach to allievating global poverty.|
|*Jointly with Robert W. Holley and Marshall W. Nirenberg|
**Jointly with Thomas A. Steitz and Ada E. Yonath
#Jointly with Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan.
$Jointly with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer.
|In addition to the above, Ronald Ross who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1902 and Rudyard Kipling who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 were born in India. Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001 is a British citizen of Indian origin born in Trinidad.|
|Winners of Nobel Prize 2020|
|Fields||Nobel Laureates 2020||Contributions by the Nobel Laureates|
|Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology||Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice||Discovery of the Hepatitis C virus|
|Nobel Prize in Physics||Roger Penrose||For the discovery of the black hole formation which is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity|
|Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez||For discovering supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy|
|Nobel Prize in Chemistry||Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna||On discovering the method for genome editing and development of CRISPR-Cas9|
|Nobel Prize in Literature||Louise Gluck||For her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal|
|Nobel Peace Prize||World Food Programme (WFP)||For its efforts to combat the surge in Global hunger amidst coronavirus pandemic, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.|
|Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences||Paul R. Milgrom, Robert B. Wilson||For improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.|
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