Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman Profile/ Biography, DOB, Age, Height, Bio, Family, Wife, Net worth

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Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (C. V. Raman)

Last Updated: 12 Jul, 2022 | Views: 278

Age: 82

Profession: Scientist

Other Profession(s): Physicist, Teacher

Higher Education: Presidency College(autonomous) Lecturer in Mathematics And Physics

Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details

Date of Birth
07 Nov, 1888
Birth Country
Birth State/Province
Tamil Nadu
Birth District
Birth Place
Tiruchirapalli, Madras
Birth Sign
Died on
21 Nov, 1970

About Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman

About (Profile/Biography):

Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman is a well-known Indian physicist who specializes in studying light scattering. Although he and his student K. S. Krishnan discovered using a spectrograph, they created that light that is deflected through a transparent material change in wavelength and frequency. Later, the Raman effect or Raman scattering referred to this phenomenon, a previously unidentified kind of light scattering that they named "modified scattering." Upon discovering the principle of electrostatics in 1930, Raman became the first Asian to win a Nobel Prize in science.


In 1907: Raman passed the entrance exam for the Indian Finance Service, coming in first.

In 1919: Raman was given the titles of Honorary Professor and Honorary Secretary at IACS.

In 1932: The spin of photons was determined through his collaboration with Suri Bhagavantam.

In 1933: He left Calcutta after being appointed Director of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore.

In 1948: He approached crystal dynamics from a new perspective by studying their spectroscopic behavior.

Achievements and Awards:

•    In 1912: Raman was still employed by the Indian Finance Service when he earned the Curzon Research Award.

•    In 1930: The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to him for the discovery of an effect named after him and his work on scattering of light.

•    In 1954: He received the Bharat Ratna.

Unknown Facts:

•    He was chosen to serve as the Indian Institute of Science's first director. Prior to that, all of the directors selected for IIS were British. Therefore this represents a significant accomplishment for our nation.

•    His research on the scattering of light was initially published when he was just a graduate student, which was a significant accomplishment at that time.


Physical Stats

In Centimeters 175 cm
In Meters 1.75 m
In Feet & Inches 5'9"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 65 kg
In Pounds 143 Ibs
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Family Details

Father's Name
R. Chandrasekhar Iyer
Mother's Name
Parvathi Ammal
Lokasundari Ammal
Chandrasekhara Subrahmanya Ayyar
Chandrasekhar Raman, Venkatraman Radhakrishnan