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India remembers C V Raman on his death anniversary

He carried out the ground-breaking work in the field of physics where he studied scattering of light, which earned India its first Nobel Prize.

Saima Siddiqui

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Published on 21 Nov 2018 5:46 AM GMT

India remembers C V Raman on his death anniversary
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Lucknow: One of the brilliant minds and great physicist of all time, Bharat Ratna Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman was the first Indian to receive 'The Nobel Prize' in the field of Physics in 1930 for his work known as 'The Raman Effect'.

Popularly known as C V Raman, the pride of India was born in a poor family of 8 children in the former Madras Province of India, presently the state of Tamil Nadu.

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He carried out the ground-breaking work in the field of physics where he studied scattering of light, which earned India its first Nobel Prize. He discovered that when light traverses a transparent material, some of the deflected light changes wavelength. Afterwards this phenomenon became popular as Raman scattering, results from the Raman effect.

Some interesting facts from C V Raman's life:

#The intelligent and inquisitive Raman had passed his matriculation examination at the very young age of 11 and his F.A. examination (equivalent to today's Intermediate exam) at the age of 13, with scholarship.

#He was the first Asian and first non-white to receive Nobel Prize in the field of sciences.

#He was honoured with India's highest civilian award 'Bharat Ratna' in 1954.

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Some famous quotes of C V Raman:

#“Ask the right questions, and nature will open the doors to her secrets.”

#"You can't always choose who comes into your life but you can learn what lesson they teach you."

#"If someone judges you, they are wasting space in their mind. Best part, it's their problem."

#Success can come to you by courageous devotion to the task lying in front of you."

#"Treat me right and you will see the light... Treat me wrong and you will be gone!"

The greatest mind of all time rest in peace on November 21, 1970 at the age of 82.

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