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

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A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from India
age 87
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam is an Indian scientist and administrator who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, ...more

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Abhas Mitra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from India
age 63
Abhas Mitra is an Indian astrophysicist best known for his distinct views on several front-line astrophysics concepts, particularly black holes and Big Bang Cosmology. His research has received ...more

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Amar Gupta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from India
age 66
Amar Gupta is a computer scientist, originally from India and now based in the USA.

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Amartya Sen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from India
age 85
Amartya Kumar Sen is a Bangladeshi-born Indian economist and philosopher, who since 1972 has taught and worked in the United Kingdom and the United States. He has made contributions to welfare ...more

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Anil Bhardwaj is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Scientists from India
Anil Bhardwaj age 51
Anil Bhardwaj is the Director of the Space Physics Laboratory, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO, Trivandrum, India. He is the recipient of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in 2007, and was ...more

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Anil Kakodkar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Scientists from India
age 75
Anil Kakodkar is an Indian nuclear scientist and mechanical engineer. He was the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India and the Secretary to the Government of India, he was the ...more

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Anindya Sinha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Scientists from India
Anindya Sinha is an Indian primatologist. He is a professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, India.

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Ashoka Jahnavi-Prasad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Scientists from India
Ashoka Jahnavi-Prasad

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Birbal Sahni is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Scientists from India
Dec. at 58 (1891-1949)
Birbal Sahni FRS was an Indian paleobotanist who studied the fossils of the Indian subcontinent, was also a geologist who took an interest in archaeology. He founded the Birbal Sahni Institute ...more

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C. V. Raman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Scientists from India
Dec. at 82 (1888-1970)
Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, FRS was an Indian physicist, born in the former Madras Province, whose ground breaking work in the field of light scattering earned him the 1930 Nobel Prize for ...more

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Debabrata Goswami is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Scientists from India

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Chandrakant T. Patel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Scientists from India
Chandrakant T. Patel Dec. at 73 (1917-1990)
Chandrakant T. Patel was a cotton scientist who developed the world's first ever commercial cotton hybrid, known as Hybrid-4, in 1970, which was later cultivated commercially in the states of ...more

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Ram Chet Chaudhary is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Scientists from India
Ram Chet Chaudhary age 74
Ram Chet Chaudhary is an Indian agricultural scientist. Born and educated in India, he taught in various agricultural universities in India and went on to study in Germany. His works on ...more

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E. C. George Sudarshan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Scientists from India
age 87
Ennackal Chandy George Sudarshan is an Indian theoretical physicist and a professor at the University of Texas. Sudarshan has been credited with numerous contributions to the field of ...more

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G. Madhavan Nair is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Scientists from India
age 75
G. Madhavan Nair is the former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation and Secretary to the Department of Space, Government of India since September 2003 and was also the Chairman, Space ...more

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G. V. Loganathan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Scientists from India
Dec. at 53 (1954-2007)
Gobichettipalayam Vasudevan "G. V." Loganathan was an Indian-born American professor, whose most recent position was a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental ...more

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Gauhar Raza is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Scientists from India
age 62
Gauhar Raza is an Indian scientist by profession, and a leading Urdu poet, social activist and documentary film maker working to popularize the understanding of science among general public, ...more

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George Varghese is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Scientists from India
age 59
George Varghese is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research. Before joining MSR's lab in Silicon Valley in 2013, he was a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California San ...more

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Giri Raj Singh Sirohi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Scientists from India
Giri Raj Singh Sirohi
Giri Raj Singh Sirohi was the first Indian to set foot on Antarctica. Sirohi is a scientist who carried out research at the South Pole in Antarctica in 1960 for around 100 days in sub-zero ...more

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G. N. Ramachandran is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Scientists from India
Dec. at 79 (1922-2001)
Gopalasamudram Narayana Iyer Ramachandran, or G.N. Ramachandran, was an Indian physicist who was known for his work that led to his creation of the Ramachandran plot for understanding peptide ...more

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Gurdev Khush is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Scientists from India
Gurdev Khush age 84
Gurdev Singh Khush is an agronomist and geneticist who, along with mentor Henry Beachell, received the 1996 World Food Prize for his achievements in enlarging and improving the global supply of ...more

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Homi J. Bhabha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Scientists from India
Dec. at 57 (1909-1966)
Homi Jehangir Bhabha, FRS was an Indian nuclear physicist, founding director, and professor of physics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Colloquially known as "father of Indian ...more

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Homi Sethna is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Scientists from India
Dec. at 87 (1923-2010)
Homi Nusserwanji Sethna PhD was an Indian nuclear scientist and a chemical engineer, gaining international fame as the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission during the time when the first ...more

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Jagadish Chandra Bose is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Scientists from India
Dec. at 79 (1858-1937)
Jagadish Chandra Bose, CSI, CIE, FRS was a Bengali polymath, physicist, biologist, botanist, archaeologist, as well as an early writer of science fiction. He pioneered the investigation of radio ...more

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Jiten Bhatt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Scientists from India
Jiten Bhatt