List of Noble Prize Winners from India

The Nobel Prize is the biggest of all awards in the world which are a  set of annual international awards awarded to  persons who discover great benefits to mankind in the fields of Chemistry,  Literature, Physics, Peace, Physiology or Medicine and Economics. It was started after the death of Alfred Nobel’s and was based on his last will, which states that the money in his banks should be used as the Nobel Prizes.

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Till now the total of people who got Nobel prizes were 835  that includes 791 men and 44 women and 21 organizations.  There were a total of 12 Indians who received Nobel Prize.  The Indian Nobel Prize Winners List include 5 Indian citizens and 7 of Indian origin or residency.

Who was the first Indian to receive Nobel Prize?

Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian to receive Nobel Prize. Mother Teresa is the only Indian woman in the Indian Nobel Laureates list. Sri Aurobindo Ghosh was only Indian to be nominated for the Nobel Prize twice for Literature in 1943 and for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950

Here I am going to share the list of Indian Citizens who receive Noble Prize

Rabindranath Tagore in 1913

Subject: Literature

Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian to receive Noble Prize in the field of literature. He was a prolific poet and was awarded Nobel Prize due to his book Geetanjali. This is one of the noblest creation by him. He also wrote the national anthem of India.

Rabindranath Tagore- List of Noble Prize Winners from India

Rabindranath Tagore


Sir C. V. Raman in 1930

Subject: Physics

Chandrashekhar Venkata Raman was one of the greatest physicist of all times and is known for his work on the effect of scattering light. This effect is known as Raman Effect and due to this Sir C V Raman was awarded Nobel Prize in the field of Physics.

CV Raman -List of Noble Prize Winners from India

CV Raman

Mother Teresa in 1979

Subject: Peace

Mother Teresa was born in Skopje that falls in the Ottoman Empire. Mother Teresa is the first and only women from India to receive Nobel Prize. She was awarded Nobel Prize for here commendable efforts against poverty which is considered to be a threat for peace.

Mother Teresa -List of Noble Prize Winners from India

Mother Teresa


Amartya Sen in 1998

Subject: Economic studies

Amartya Sen is one of the biggest economists of modern times and has contributed a lot for the mankind in the field of economics. For his contributions to economics, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics.

Amartya Sen -List of Noble Prize Winners from India

Amartya Sen


Kailash Satyarthi in 2014

Subject: Peace

Kailash Satyarthi has recently got Noble Peace Prize. He shared this prize with Malala Yousafzai. He got this prize for his struggle against local laws and superstitions for sending their children to seek education.

Kailash Satyarthi -List of Noble Prize Winners from India

Kailash Satyarthi


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Overseas citizens of Indian origin who receive Nobel Prize

Har Gobind Khorana in 1968

Subject: Physiology or Medicine

Dr. Har Gobind Khorana was born in Raipur during the British India. He later on shifted to United States of America and become citizen of US. He was the Indian who awarded Nobel Prize along with Robert W. Holley and Marshall W. Nirenberg. It was in the field of Medicine. They receive Nobel for their interpretation of the genetic code and its protein synthesis function.

Har Gobind Khorana -List of Noble Prize Winners from India

Dr Har Gobind Khorana


Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar in 1983

Subject: Physics

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was born in Lahore now in Pakistan then under British India. He became  US citizen and then receive Nobel for his theoretical studies of the physical processes of importance to the structure. He also worked upon the theory of evolution of the stars.

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar -List of Noble Prize Winners from India

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar


Venkatraman Ramakrishnan in 2009

Subject: Chemistry

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan was born in Chidambaram town of India. He was a dual citizen of US and UK. He was an India to get Nobel Prize for his contribution to chemistry. He worked for the structure and function of the ribosome.

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan -List of Noble Prize Winners from India

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan


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There are other people who had their roots in India some long ago and were awarded as Nobel laureates.

Ronald Ross in 1902

Subject: Physiology or Medicine

Ronald Ross born in Almora during the British India rule. He was a United Kingdom citizen when he receives nobel Prize.  He worked on the method to fight malaria. It was a great discovery in the field of medicine.

Ronald Ross -List of Noble Prize Winners from India

Ronald Ross


Rudyard Kipling in 1907

Subject: Literature

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay during the rule of British empire in India. He is resident of UK when awarded Nobel Prize in the field of Literature. His power of Imagination has led to this ultimate award winning story.

Rudyard Kipling -List of Noble Prize Winners from India

Rudyard Kipling


14th Dalai Lama in 1989

Subject: Peace

14th Dalai Lama was awarded Nobel Peace prize. He was born in Taktser, Republic of China and now lives in Tibet which is under India. He was a messanger of peace to the world and helped to maintain in the conflicted region of Tibet.

14th Dalai Lama -List of Noble Prize Winners from India

14th Dalai Lama


V. S. Naipaul in 2001

Subject: Literature

Naipaul was born in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago. His forefathers were from India so he is the related Indians who received Nobel Prize. He is UK resident who got a Nobel in Literature for his commendable job in his writings.

VS Naipaul -List of Noble Prize Winners from India

VS Naipaul


I hope there will be more Noble Prize winners from India in near future.


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1 Response

  1. Amar kumar says:


    Indeed, Nobel Prize is really the biggest award across world. You have listed good personality of India who really deserve this award.

    Sir C.V. Raman is really a good personality and well known for greatest Physicist, he drives many theories in physics. Nobel prize is a subject of honor to respective great personality.

    India is a great country where many people born to enlighten whole world through their special characteristics and we are proud of them. Eventually, thanks for sharing your valuable information with us.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar

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