Last Updated: 16 Oct, 2023 | Views: 526
Other Profession(s): Physicist
Famous For: Deputy Director General Of The Indian Meteorological Department
Higher Education: B.Sc Hons in Physics & Chemistry
Anna Mani was an Indian physicist and meteorologist. She was born on August 23, 1918 in Peermade, Kerala, to a Syrian Christian family. One of her last jobs was being the Deputy Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department. After that, she visited Raman Research Institute as a professor. She was also known for being an adventurer. Loving bird watching and hiking. Specifically in the fields of solar radiation, ozone, and wind energy. Anna published a number of papers on meteorological instruments. Even with all that she accomplished, Anna never got married.
In 1939: She acquired a B.Sc Honors degree from the Pachaiyappas College in Chennai (then Madras), specializing in physics and chemistry.
In 1940: Anna Mani was awarded a scholarship to study at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
In 1945, she studied physics at Imperial College, London, but specialized in meteorological instruments.
In 1948: Her meteorological instrumentation research was published after returning to India.
In 1957 and 1958: She established a network of solar radiation measurement stations.
In 1975: Anna Mani worked as a consultant for the World Meteorological Organization in Egypt.
In 1976: Anna Mani retired from the Indian Meteorological Department as deputy director general.
On her 100th birthday, the World Meteorological Organization published her biography and an interview with her.
As part of her 104th birthday celebration, Google honored Mani with a Google Doodle.
Anna Mani died on 16 August 2001 in Thiruvananthapuram, a week before her 83rd birthday.