All About Sir C.V. Raman

C.V. Raman, in full Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, (born November 7, 1888, Trichinopoly, India—died November 21, 1970, Bangalore)

C.V. Raman was an Indian physicist who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930, 1st winner from India

C.V. Raman discovered Raman effect, change in the wavelength of light that occurs when a light beam is deflected by molecules.

He pursued master’s degree in physics at Presidency College, University of Madras, in 1907.

Raman became an accountant in the finance department of the Indian government.

He became professor of physics at the University of Calcutta in 1917.

Raman was knighted in 1929, and in 1933 he moved to the IISc Bangalore, as head of the department of physics.

In 1947 he was named director of the Raman Research Institute

He was the uncle of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, who won the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics, with William Fowler.