One of the most prominent Indian scientists in history, C.V. Raman was the first Indian person to win the Nobel Prize in science for his illustrious 1930 discovery. It is now commonly known as the "Raman Effect".
It is immensely surprising that Raman used an equipment worth merely Rs.200 to make this discovery. The Raman Effect is now examined with the help of equipment worth almost millions of rupees.
Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman was born at Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu on 7th November 1888, to a Physics teacher.
At an early age, Raman moved to the city of Vishakhapatnam, situated in the state of Andhra Pradesh, where his father accepted a position at Mr. A V N College. Raman's academic brilliance was established at a very young age.