List of Indian Americans and Indians who have received a Nobel prize


The following are the Nobel laureates who were Indian citizens at the time they were awarded the Nobel Prize.

Year Field Rationale Ref.
1913 Rabindranath Tagore Literature Because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West.
1930 C. V. Raman Physics For his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the effect named after him.
1979 Mother Teresa Peace In recognition of [her] work in bringing help to suffering humanity
1998 Amartya Sen Economic Sciences For his contributions to welfare economics.
2014 Kailash Satyarthi Peace For their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.

Born in India
The following Nobel laureates were born as Indian citizens but were citizens of another country when they were awarded the prize.

Year Laureate Nationality Field
1968 Har Gobind Khorana  United States (born in Raipur, India) Physiology or Medicine
1983 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar  United States (born in Lahore, India) Physics
2009 Venki Ramakrishnan  United Kingdom /  United States (born in Chidambaram, India) Chemistry
2019 Abhijit Banerjee  United States (born in Mumbai, India) Economic Sciences
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