Feburary 28

National Science Day 2022

Know more about our Nobel Laureate Dr C.V. Raman

Why do we celebrate science day on 28 Feburary?

February 28 marks the discovery of the Raman Effect, which was a huge achievement by India in the field of Science and Technology back in the 1920s.

Who is Dr CV Raman?

Dr Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman or CV Raman, a scientist of Indian origin, won a Nobel Prize in 1930 for his Raman Effect discovery in 1928.

Dr CV Raman is looked up to as a great physicist and scientist, who began his career as an accountant. Here are some mind-blowing facts about the Nobel Laureate

How he began his career

Dr CV Raman began his career as an Assistant Accountant General at the Indian Finance Service in Kolkata, at the age of 18

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Did research and published research paper

His heart always remained in science. In leading journals like ‘Nature’ and ‘Physics’, he researched at IACS and published papers too

First Non-white person to get nobel in science and tech

Dr Raman became the first Indian, Asian and Non-white person to win a Nobel Prize in the field of Science and Technology

Also got the Knight Bachelor Award

A year later, he won the knight bachelor award and became a Fellow of the Royal Society

First Indian Director of IISc

Dr Raman became the first Indian Director of IISc in Bangalore in 1933. He was the director there till 1937 and the Head of the Physics department till 1948.

His love for instruments

Apart from science, Dr Raman was also keen on learning how to play musical instruments. He is said to be the first person to study mridangam and tabla