Nobel Laureates of India

Indians are born intelligent depicting their prestigious awards. Many Indians have been receiving prestigious awards like Nobel Prize in various fields such as literature, peace, physics, chemistry, etc.


Here is a List of Indian Nobel Laureates:



Rabindranath Tagore was awarded as Nobel Prize in literature in 1913. At that point of time he was first Non-European Nobel Prize laureate.



C. V. Raman was honored as Nobel Prize in physics in 1930. He got a big achievement in physics.



Har Gobind Khorana received Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1968. He was an Indian-American biochemist who had done tremendous job in Physiology or Medicine.



Mother Teresa received Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and that time she also had Indian citizenship. She served poor people throughout her life and spread peace and humanity.



Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was awarded as Nobel Prize in Physics in 1983. He was an Indian-American astrophysicist and honoured for his mathematical theory of black holes.



Amartya Sen was awarded as Noble Memorial Prize in Economics in 1998. He has contributed to the development and growth of economics, economic theories of famines, social choice theory, economic and social justice, and a lot more.



Rajendra K. Pachauri was honoured with Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He has been working as the chairperson of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).



Kailash Satyarthi got Noble Peace Prize in 2014 for his popular child movement. His movement is called as “Bachpan Bachao Andolan” which has been running against child labour in India.


Some Other Laureates with Indian Links Include:


  • Ronald Ross was an Indian-born British doctor who got the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1902.
  • Rudyard Kipling was an Indian-born British short-story writer, novelist and poet, who got Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907.
  • 14th Dalai Lama is a Tibetan who lives in India. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.
  • V. S. Naipaul is an English writer of Indian heritage. He was awarded as Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001.
  • Venkatraman Ramakrishnan is an Indian-born American and British structural biologist, who received Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009.