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Indian Nobel Prize Winners
Indian Nobel Prize Winners

List of Indian Nobel Prize Winners

A total of 904 people have received the Nobel Prize (852 men and 52 women) organisations since its inception in 1901. There are 12 Indians among the honorees (five Indian citizens and eight Indian ancestries or residency). In 1913, Rabindranath Tagore became the first Indian citizen and the first Asian to receive the Nobel prize. Here we are providing PDF of Indian Nobel Prize Winners from 1902  to 2021.

The only woman on the list of recipients is Mother Teresa. Sri Aurobindo, an Indian poet, philosopher, patriot, and founder of integral yoga, was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1943 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950. However, both nominations were unsuccessful.

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British Indian citizens

Year Laureate Field Rationale
1913 Rabindranath Tagore Literature “Because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh, and beautiful verse, by which he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of Western literature.”
1930 C. V. Raman Physics “In recognition of his work on light scattering and the discovery of the effect named after him.”

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Citizens of India’s Republic

Year Laureate Field Rationale
1979 Mother Teresa
Peace “In recognition of her efforts to assist suffering humanity”
1998 Amartya Sen Economics “In recognition of his contributions to welfare economics.”
2014 Kailash Satyarthi
Peace “For their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”

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Indian-origin citizens living in other countries

Year Laureate Nationality Field Rationale
1968 Har Gobind Khorana United States
(born in Raipur, British India)
Physiology or Medicine “In recognition of their interpretation of the genetic code and its role in protein synthesis.”
1983 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar United States
(born in Lahore, British India)
Physics “In recognition of his theoretical studies of physical processes important to the structure and evolution of stars.”
2009 Venki Ramakrishnan
United Kingdom
United States (born in Chidambaram, India)
Chemistry “Macromolecular crystallography for the structure and function of the ribosome”
2019 Abhijit Banerjee United States
(born in Calcutta, India)
Economics “For their innovative approach to alleviating global poverty.”

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Other Nobel Prize Winners

Year Laureate Country of residence Field Rationale
1902 Ronald Ross
United Kingdom
(born in Almora, British India)
Physiology or Medicine “For his work on malaria, by which he has shown how it enters the organism and thereby has laid the foundation for successful research on this disease and methods of combating it.”
1907 Rudyard Kipling
United Kingdom
(born in Bombay, British India)
Literature “In consideration of the power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration which characterize the creations of this world-famous author.”
1989 14th Dalai Lama India
(born in Taktser, Tibet)
Peace “For his consistent resistance to the use of violence in his people’s struggle to regain their liberty.”
2001 V.S.Naipaul  

United Kingdom

(Born in Chaguanas, Caroni County, Trinidad and Tobago)

Literature “For Indian Ancestry”

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The following are some basic facts about the Nobel Prize:

The various fields of recognition & associated with the award presentation are as follows:

  • Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, Peace, Economic Sciences
  • Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute (Physiology or Medicine), Norwegian Nobel Committee (Peace), Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Chemistry, Economic Sciences, Physics), Swedish Academy (Literature)

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