Famous Chemists from India


1. C.N.R Rao

One of the famous chemists in India, Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao, commonly known as C.N.R Rao – holds honorary doctorates from 60 universities across the world. This top chemist from India currently performs duties as the Head of the Scientific Advisory Council to honorable Prime Minister of India. C.N.R Rao is proudly the third one after C.V Raman and Abdul Kalam to receive Bharat Ratna as the ‘Highest Civilian Award’. Rao, mainly worked on structural chemistry and did his best contributions to this field. Recently, in the year 2018 Mr. Rao was awarded with Platinum medal from the Indian Association of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. 

2. Garikipati Narahari Sastry

    Another chemist from India that has made significant contributions and worked prominently for development of various new aspects. Hailing from Andhra Pradesh Mr. Sastry did his M.Sc. from Osmania University. In the year 1997, he joined the Pondicherry University in the Department of Chemistry. He got his PhD from University of Hyderabad. He was awarded B.M Birla Scientist prize for Chemistry in 2001. In the year 2011, he received Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology. Thus, all these contributions got him a place in the list of famous chemists from India.

3. Keki Hormusji Gharda

      Keki Hormusji Gharda another prominent chemist from India. He obtained Bachelor of Science Degree from University Department of Chemical Technology. Mr. Hormusji after obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree from the University Department of Chemical Technology has made significant contributions to the world of chemical properties and related theories. He has his Ph. D from the University of Oklahoma in the branch of Chemistry. The first two project that he was granted and undertook was in an oil company.
In the year 1967, he has established Gharda Chemical Limited which exclusively is producer and developer of high pigments, agrochemicals, polymers and so on.

4. Animesh Chakravorty 

         The master brain in the subject Chemistry made significant contributions to the field. Mr. Chakravorty hold his Ph. D in chemistry from the University of Calcutta. Earlier he started this career as a research professional at MIT and Harvard. He also worked as Research Professor at Hindustan Lever for a consistent period of time. He is the favorite professor for all his students for the reason of his guidance throughout their academics in the field of Chemistry.

 5. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

         Venkataraman Ramakrishnan born in Tamil Nadu hails from a family of scientist wherein both his parents were scientists. Mr. Ramakrishnan has recognition that is international for the reason of determining the atomic structure of 30S ribosomal subunit. He spouse Vera Rosenberry who is an author of Children books. From the year 2013, he used cryo-EM only to determine ribosome structures.




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