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C.V. Raman – Bharat Ratna Adward Winner

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Born on the 7th of November, in the year 1888, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkataram, commonly known as C.V. Raman was a renowned physicist, born and raised in Tiruchirapally (under Madras province at that time), who became popular worldwide for his immense contribution towards the field of science, especially for his theory in light scattering.

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Winner of the 1954 Bharat Ratna Award, Raman won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his stupendous analysis, research and theory which led him to create a whole dimension to the scattering of light, which became famous in the world, with the name of “Raman effect.”

His experimentations to discover the Raman Effect began from the time he went on a trip to Europe and during that it struck him that why was the color of the Mediterranean Sea blue?

Puny questions like these went to study and discover such theories which later became a pillar of great knowledge for other aspiring scientists and physicists to draw their references from. He was also acknowledged internationally, winning the Lenin Peace Prize in the year 1957, and also the Fellow of the Royal Society title in the same year.

He passed away on the 21st of November, in the year 1970.

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