15 Famous Indian Scientists and their Inventions

From C. V. Raman to Salim Ali, the talents of Indian scientists and inventors have been fully established in many different areas, including physics, medicine, mathematics, chemistry and biology. Some of them have also contributed in a substantial way to advanced scientific research in many different regions of the world.

This article will discuss the famous Indian scientists and inventors throughout history and their wonderful contributions.

Prafulla Chandra Ray

Prafulla Chandra Ray

Famous academician and chemist, known for being the founder of Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, India’s first pharmaceutical company.

Salim Ali

Salim Ali

Naturalist who helped develop Ornithology; also known as the “birdman of India”.

Srinivasa Ramanujan

Srinivasa Ramanujan

Mathematician known for his brilliant contributions to contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series and continued fractions.


C. V. Raman

C. V. Raman

Physicist who won Nobel Prize in 1930 for his Raman Effect.

Homi Jehangir Bhabha

Homi Jehangir Bhabha

Theoretical physicist; best known as the chief architect of the Indian atomic energy program.

Jagadish Chandra Bose

Jagadish Chandra Bose

Physicist, biologist and archaeologist who pioneered the investigation of radio and microwave optics.

Satyendra Nath Bose

satyendra nath bose

Mathematician and physicist; best known for his collaboration with Albert Einstein in formulating a theory related to the gaslike qualities of electromagnetic radiation.

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Known for his crucial role in the development of India’s missile and nuclear weapons programs.

Har Gobind Khorana

har gobind khorana

Biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in 1968 for demonstrating how the nucleotides in nucleic acids control the synthesis of proteins.

S.S. Abhyankar

S.S. Abhyankar

Mathematician; famous for his outstanding contributions to algebraic geometry.

Meghnad Saha


Astrophysicist who developed the Saha equation, which explains chemical and physical conditions in stars.

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Astrophysicist won the Nobel Prize in 1983 for his research on the evolutionary stages of massive stars.

Raj Reddy

Raj Reddy

A.M. Turing Award-winning computer scientist, best known for his work related to large scale artificial intelligence systems.

Birbal Sahni

Birbal Sahni

Paleobotanist known for his research on the fossils of the Indian subcontinent.

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

Statistician and physicist who founded the Indian Statistical Institute.



  1. Dinesh says

    I Like to become a scientist.but i dont know how to become a scientist.will you tell how i become to be a scientist.

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  3. Muskan Jain says

    Good information available but you should give the information about all the Indian scientists also. But thank you.

  4. Ribhu Sengupta says


  5. Chandrashekara.R says

    Thanks a lot for the information. Also required information about all indian scientist

  6. januu says

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  7. R.A. Qadri says

    Great Info About Great People
    Proud 2B Indian
    Long Life Great India!!!
    Keep Updating the Site

  8. saikrishna says

    i am a small scientist i am 15years old boy my wish is to become a great scientist

  9. says

    WE SHOULD BE VERY THANKFUL TO OUR SCIENTISTS……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

  10. nandan says

    I am very proud of these scientists.
    keep updating the details .
    one day I will be one of these.

  11. Nataraj says

    These people are not just scientists … they are adorable in every aspect as they fought with all the challenges/difficulties we have in our country and delivered excellence. This number is very small compared to western countries like America, Germany. Today is the time we have economic support and talent to compete with all these countries. Lets passionately work and make India again place of excellency.

  12. says

    I had met to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. That time, I was the student in Government Inter College Moradabad & I have also his signature & please tell me how can I become a ”SCIENTIST”

  13. says

    i am very happy that i born in India i am proud to be an india . i want to walk on the footsteps of our great mathematician and scientist Srinivasa Ramanujan.i also want to be perfect in mathematics. i read in modern senior secondary school patiala, punjab.India, i am in ix- b class of my school

  14. says

    i allways keep opening this sight. to get in touch with my great scientist. i really get very good information about my project from this sight.

  15. sumaiah says

    very proud to have many scientist like these great legends. . . . . . hope so in future many will be. . . . . .

  16. Ashok Bhalerao says

    nice information . . . I wish . . One day in future my name is also added in this scientist list . . Hope it comes soon. .

  17. Chiraag says


    Nice to see the info along with their photos. However, another 2-3 lines of info on their specific contribution(s) along with the year of contribution would have been much more useful.

    I admire these inventors and proud to say I am India.

  18. tony brigenza says

    thanks alot. Really inspirational and able to demonstrate among schools and colleges………. Regards(tony)

  19. says

    ARYABHATT (476 CE)
    He is a Mathematician and master of Astronomy born in 476 CE in Kusumpur (Bihar), Aryabhatt’s intellectual brilliance remapped the boundaries of mathematics and astronomy. In 499 CE, at the age of 23, he wrote a text on astronomy and an unparallel treatise on mathematics called ‘Aryabhatiyam.’ He formulated the process of calculating the motion of planets and the time of eclipses. Aryabhatt was the first to proclaim that the earth is round, it rotates on its axis, orbits the sun and is suspended in space – 1000 years before Copernicus published his heliocentric theory. He is also acknowledged for calculating p (Pi) to four decimal places: 3.1416 and the sine table in trigonometry. Centuries later, in 825 CE, the Arab mathematician, Mohammed Ibna Musa credited the value of Pi to the Indians, ‘This value has been given by the Indians.’ And above all, his most spectacular contribution was the concept of zero without which modern computer technology would have been non-existent. Aryabhatt was a colossus in the field of mathematics.

  20. says


    First iam thankfull for this website, i had met A.P.J.KALAM in my college life , i would like to became great scientist like KALAM and i had confidence one or another day i will become great person.

  21. anonymous says

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  22. akash ghadge says

    i am fill very proud to see information of such scientist and i want to became a scientist

  23. charuta says

    thanks a lot
    first of alll salute to this indian great scientist and i feel proud to be an indian
    i had added a 15 marks for my project

  24. Kamal n.y says

    A great salute and a great tribute to our world famous scientists ……….. thanks a lot for making us feel proud by seeing this website.

  25. Shivprasad Roy says

    I am really proud of being a Indian child.This brillaint scientist gave me a inspiration for my future aim.


    I feel proud to be an INDIAN. But i also feel sad due to small numbers of these great scientists.

  27. Aayush Ambavale says

    There are more Famous Indian Scientists which are ignored in this list i.e sushruta, Ayrabhatta etc.

  28. Kaushal kashyap says

    I m glad after reading this all i don’t know munch about our scientist invention after reading it i say it’s awesome yaar this article provide me so munch information

  29. Sandy says

    I am really grateful to this website as it helped me to achieve more knowledge about famous scientists like Aryabhatta and C.V.Raman….Thanks to this website!… :)

  30. Shreya says

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  32. Shona says

    I am proud to have such successful Indian scientists…
    This makes us proud to look up towards success……. I am proud to be an Indian…… :) ….. So lets raise our hands up and say JAI HO!!!!

  33. Kiruthakshana.V.B says

    It helped me a lot in my Science Holiday’s Project Work.It is very interesting! It also helped me to learn many things about many scientists and their inventions. Thanx very much!…

  34. Shivam Pandey says

    I like your collection it was good it helped me in my project of GK.
    I want to be an astrophysicist at nasa and want a comet or planet to be on my name.