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|October 14, 1998||
Prof Sen, sixth Indian to win Nobel prize
Professor Amartya Sen is the sixth Indian to win the Nobel prize.
He joins an illustrious club of Rabindranath Tagore, C V Raman, Hargobind Khorana, Mother Teresa and Subramanian Chandrasekhar.
Prof Sen is the first Indian to get this prize in economics. He has been cited for his contribution to welfare economics.
Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1913 for penning Gitanjali.
Prof C V Raman won the Nobel prize for physics in 1930 for his study of the scattering of light, popularly known as the Raman Effect. The theory describes change in the frequency of light passing through a transparent medium.
Dr Hargobind Khorana was awarded the chemistry Nobel in 1968 for the interpretation of genetic code and its function in protein synthesis.
Mother Teresa, who became an Indian citizen in 1948, was awarded for peace in 1979.
Dr Subramanian Chandrasekhar, nephew of Prof C V Raman, was awarded for physics in 1983 for what is known as the Chandrasekhar's Limit, which determines the minimum mass of a dying star enabling it to survive.
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