Indian Nobel Prize Winners – Complete List

Ever wonder how many Indians would have won the Nobel Prize?

But, first, what is Nobel Prize?

Here is what Wikipedia says about the Nobel Prize:

The Nobel Prize is a set of six annual international awards bestowed in several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural, or scientific advances.

As per the records, there are a total of 10 Indian personalities who have won the Nobel Prize. Two of them are United States Citizen and one is a UK Citizen.

I have listed the names of all the Indian Nobel Prize Laureates below.

So, here we go:

List of Nobel Prize Winners from India

The tabular list below contains the names of all the 10 Nobel Prize Laureates from India as well the winning year and category of the award.

[List order: Recent to Old]

Person’s Name Category Year
Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee Economics 2019
Kailash Satyarthi Peace 2014
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (UK Citizen) Chemistry 2009
Amartya Sen Economics 1998
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (United States Citizen) Physics 1983
Mother Teresa (born in North Macedonia) Peace 1979
Har Gobind Khorana (United States Citizen) Physiology or Medicine 1968
C. V. Raman Physics 1930
Rabindranath Tagore Literature 1913
Rudyard Kipling Literature 1907
Ronald Ross Physiology or Medicine 1902

That’s it.

Country-wise list of Nobel Prize Winners

Here are the Top 25 countries which have won the most number of Nobel Prizes to date.

Country-wise List of Nobel Laureates

India comes at the 20th position in this most number of Nobel Prize winners list of countries.

FAQs about Indian Nobel Prize Laureates

1. How many Indians have won the Nobel Prize?

Till date, there are 11 Indians who have won the Nobel Prize.

2. Who is the 1st Nobel Indian?

Rabindranath Tagore was said to be the very first Indian origin Nobel Prize winner (1913, Literature).

And, Ronald Ross (not born in India) was the first Indian citizen who had won the Nobel Prize in 1902 (Physiology or Medicine).

3. How many women have won the Nobel Prize in India?

To date, Mother Teresa (born in North Macedonia) is the only Indian woman who has won the Nobel Prize in Peace category in 1979.

4. Who is the recent Nobel Prize winner from India?

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee is the recent Indian Nobel Prize winner who has won in 2019 in Economics category.

5. Who is the first Indian woman Nobel Prize winner?

Mother Teresa is the very first Indian woman who has won the Nobel Prize in Peace.


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