February 28 marks the discovery of the Raman Effect, which was a huge achievement by India in the field of Science and Technology back in the 1920s.
Dr Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman or CV Raman, a scientist of Indian origin, won a Nobel Prize in 1930 for his Raman Effect discovery in 1928.
Dr CV Raman began his career as an Assistant Accountant General at the Indian Finance Service in Kolkata, at the age of 18
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His heart always remained in science. In leading journals like ‘Nature’ and ‘Physics’, he researched at IACS and published papers too
Dr Raman became the first Indian, Asian and Non-white person to win a Nobel Prize in the field of Science and Technology
A year later, he won the knight bachelor award and became a Fellow of the Royal Society
Dr Raman became the first Indian Director of IISc in Bangalore in 1933. He was the director there till 1937 and the Head of the Physics department till 1948.
Apart from science, Dr Raman was also keen on learning how to play musical instruments. He is said to be the first person to study mridangam and tabla