Notable Indian Chemists and Their Contributions | Indian Chemistry

 Celebrating Indian Pioneers in Chemistry

In our quest to provide you with a well-rounded education, we also explore the significant contributions of Indian scientists to the field of chemistry. Understanding their achievements can inspire and motivate you on your path to success.

Notable Indian Chemists and Their Contributions

**Prafulla Chandra Ray (1861-1944)**
- Regarded as the 'Father of Chemical Science in India.'
- Founded Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, India’s first pharmaceutical company.
- Known for his work on inorganic and organic nitrites.

**C.N.R. Rao (1934)**
- Renowned for his research in structural and solid-state chemistry.
- Recipient of the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.

**Har Gobind Khorana (1922-2011)**
- Pioneer in molecular biology and chemical biology.
- Nobel Prize winner for elucidating the genetic code.

**Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (1894-1955)**
- Played a pivotal role in the development of India's post-independence S&T infrastructure.
- Founder-Director of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

**Dr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar (1943)**
- Known for his work in polymer science and his crusade against unethical patents.
- Recipient of numerous national awards including the Padma Vibhushan.

**Venkataraman Ramakrishnan (1952)**
- Nobel Prize-winning biochemist known for his work on ribosomal structure.

### FAQs on Famous Chemistry Scientists of India

**Who were the Indian scientists who contributed to chemistry?**
- Notable figures include Prafulla Chandra Ray, C.N.R. Rao, Har Gobind Khorana, and Dr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar.

**Who was the first Indian to get the Nobel Prize in Chemistry?**
- Venkatraman Ramakrishnan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009.

**Who is the father of Indian chemistry?**
- Prafulla Chandra Ray is widely regarded as the father of Indian chemistry.

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