The genius who won the Nobel Prize for Physics, with simple equipment barely worth RS.
300. He was the first Asian scientist to win the Nobel Prize. He was a man of boundless
curiosity and a lively sense of humor. His spirit of inquiry and devotion to science laid
the foundations for scientific research in India. And he won honor as a scientist and
affection as a teacher and a man.
Author - A.Krishna Bhatt
Dr. C.V. Raman
One day in 1903, Professor Eliot of Presidency College, Madras, saw a little boy in his
B.A. Class. Thinking that he might have strayed into the room, the Professor asked,
"Are you a student of the B.A. class?"
"Yes Sir," the boy answered.
This little incident made the fourteen- year- old boy well known in the college. The
youngster was later to become a world famous scientist.