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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa (born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997) was an Albanian Roman Catholic. She founded the Missionaries of Charity and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her humanitarian projects. For over four decades, she took care of the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying in Kolkata (Calcutta), India.

 

As the Missionaries of Charity grew under Mother Teresa’s leadership, they spread out their ministry to other countries. By the 1970s she had become internationally illustrious as a humanitarian and advocate for the poor and helpless, due in part to a documentary, and book “Something Beautiful for God” by Malcolm  Muggeridge. Following her death she was exalted by Pope John Paul II and given the title “Blessed”

 

 

 

Traveling Adventure To India
Traveling Adventure To India

 

Chandrasekhara Venkata

Raman[chun´drusekAru veng´kutu rA´mun] , 1888–1970, Indian physicist. He was professor of physics at Calcutta University from 1917 to 1933. In Bangalore, he guided the Indian Institute of Science and, from 1946, the Raman Institute. For his research on the diffusion of light and for his discovery of the Raman effect, he received the 1930 Nobel Prize in Physics. He is also noted for his studies of diamonds. In 1929, he was knighted.

 

Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul

Generally considered the leading novelist of the English-speaking Caribbean, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature 2001, Naipaul’s writings addressed the cultural chaos of the Third World, and the troubles of an outsider; a characteristic of his own experience as an Indian in the West Indies, a West Indian in England, and a peregrine intellectual in a post-colonial world. Naipaul has also originated much controversy because of his politically incorrect opinions of the “half-made societies.” He has constantly refused to avert unwelcome topics, characterizing his role as a writer “to look and to look again, to re-look and rethink.”

 

Subramaniam Chandrashekhar

Born: Lahore, India; October 19, 1910

Nobel Prize: Theoretical work on stars, 1983 Physics Nobel prize for his evolutionary theories

In his renowned presentation to the Royal Astronomical Society in 1933, he had stopped just short of lecturing about a complete gravitational collapse of high-mass stars, although the possibility had already occurred to him. To comprehend this possibility, he centered his studies on the general theory of relativity and relativistic astrophysics. This work led to his outstanding publication of “The Mathematical Theory of Black Holes in 1983”.

 

Rabindranath Tagore

The most qualitative writer in modern Indian literature, Bengali poet, novelist and educator, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Tagore was awarded a knighthood in 1915, but he gave it up in 1919 as a protest against colonial laws.

 

Amartya Sen

 

An Indian citizen, Amartya Sen is a Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, at Harvard University and was, till recent times, the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He has served as President of the Econometric Society, the Indian Economic Association, the American Economic Association and the International Economic Association. He is the former Honorary President of OXFAM and is now its Honorary Advisor. Born in Santiniketan, India, Amartya Sen studied at Presidency College in Calcutta, India, and at Trinity College, Cambridge.

 

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