68.4k readers

Famous Physicists from India

Updated June 14, 2019 68.4k views44 items

List of notable or famous physicists from India, with bios and photos, including the top physicists born in India and even some popular physicists who immigrated to India. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Indian physicists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These physicists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known physicist from India is included when available.

Famous Indian people of physics include everyone from Homi J. Bhabha to Jayant Narlikar.

This historic physicists from India list can help answer the questions "Who are some Indian physicists of note?" and "Who are the most famous physicists from India?" These prominent physicists of India may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Indian physicists.

Use this list of renowned Indian physicists to discover some new physicists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. 
  • 1
    A. P. Balachandran


    Aiyalam Parameswaran Balachandran (born 25 January 1938) is an Indian theoretical physicist... more on Wikipedia
  • 2


    Abhas Mitra is an Indian astrophysicist best known for his distinct views on several... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Abhay Ashtekar

    BirthplaceKolhapur, India

    Abhay Vasant Ashtekar (born 5 July 1949) is an Indian theoretical physicist. He is the Eberly... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Ajoy Ghatak

    BirthplaceLucknow, India

    Ajoy Ghatak is an Indian physicist and author of physics textbooks. Ajoy Ghatak has written... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Arun K. Pati
    Arun Kumar Pati is an Indian physicist notable for his research in quantum information and... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Ashoke Sen

    Ashoke Sen

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceKolkata, India

    Ashoke Sen, FRS (; born 1956) is an Indian theoretical physicist and distinguished professor... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    C. V. Raman

    C. V. Raman

    Dec. at 82 (1888-1970)


    Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman (; 7 November 1888 – 21 November 1970) was an Indian... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Debabrata Goswami
  • 9
    E. C. George Sudarshan

    BirthplacePallam, India

    Ennackal Chandy George Sudarshan (also known as E. C. G. Sudarshan; 16 September 1931 – 14 May... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    G. N. Ramachandran

    G. N. Ramachandran

    Dec. at 79 (1922-2001)

    BirthplaceErnakulam, India

    Gopalasamudram Narayanan Ramachandran, or G.N. Ramachandran, FRS (8 October 1922 – 7 April... more on Wikipedia
  • 11


    Dec. at 60 (1923-1983)

    BirthplaceKanpur, India

    Harish-Chandra FRS (11 October 1923 – 16 October 1983) was an Indian American mathematician... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Homi J. Bhabha

    Homi J. Bhabha

    Dec. at 57 (1909-1966)

    BirthplaceMumbai, India

    Dr Homi Jehangir Bhabha (30 October 1909 – 24 January 1966) was an Indian nuclear physicist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Jagadish Chandra Bose

    Jagadish Chandra Bose

    Dec. at 79 (1858-1937)


    Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose (;, IPA: [dʒɔɡodiʃ tʃɔndro bosu]; 30 November 1858 – 23 November... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Jayant Narlikar

    BirthplaceKolhapur, India

    Jayant Vishnu Narlikar (born 19 July 1938) is an Indian astrophysicist. He developed with Sir... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Kariamanickam Srinivasa Krishnan

    Kariamanickam Srinivasa Krishnan

    Dec. at 63 (1898-1961)

    BirthplaceWatrap, India

    Sir Kariamanickam Srinivasa Krishnan, FRS, (4 December 1898 – 14 June 1961) was an Indian... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    M. G. K. Menon

    M. G. K. Menon

    Age: 92

    BirthplaceMangalore, India

    Mambillikalathil Govind Kumar Menon, FRS (28 August 1928 – 22 November 2016), also known as M.... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Meghnad Saha

    Meghnad Saha

    Dec. at 63 (1893-1956)

    BirthplaceDhaka, Bangladesh

    Meghnad Saha FRS (6 October 1893 – 16 February 1956) was an Indian astrophysicist best known... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Narasimhaiengar Mukunda
    Narasimhaiengar Mukunda (born 25 January 1939, New Delhi, India) is an Indian theoretical... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Narinder Singh Kapany

    BirthplaceMoga, India

    Narinder Singh Kapany (Punjabi: ਨਰਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ) (born 31 October 1926) is an Indian-born American... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Nishtala Appala Narasimham

    Age: 98

    BirthplaceParalakhemundi, India

    Prof. Nishtala Appala Narasimham, shortly N. A. Narasimham M.Sc., Ph.D. (15 August 1922 – 8... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Piara Singh Gill

    Piara Singh Gill

    Dec. at 91 (1911-2002)

    BirthplaceHoshiarpur district, India

    Piara Singh Gill (28 October 1911 – 23 March 2002) was an Indian nuclear physicist who was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Predhiman Krishan Kaw

    Age: 72

    BirthplaceSrinagar, India

    Predhiman Krishan Kaw (15 January 1948 – 18 June 2017) was an Indian plasma physicist. He had... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Pucadyil Ittoop John
    P. I. John is an Indian plasma physicist. He occupies the Meghnad Saha Chair in Plasma Science... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Raja Ramanna

    Raja Ramanna

    Dec. at 79 (1925-2004)

    BirthplaceTiptur, India

    Raja Ramanna (28 January 1928 – 24 September 2004) was an Indian physicist who is best known... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Rajaram Nityananda

    Rajaram Nityananda

    Age: 72


    Rajaram Nityananda (born 1948) is an Indian physicist who works on Solid State Physics, Liquid... more on Wikipedia