Professor C V Raman was also the first to investigate the harmonic nature of the sound of the Indian drums such as the Tabla and the Mridanga. In 1930, for the first time in its history, an Indian scholar, educated entirely in India has received highest honour in science, the ‘Nobel Prize' in physics. In 1943, he established the ‘Raman Research Institute', near Bangalore.
His discovery of the ‘Raman Effect' made a very distinctive contribution to Physics. He was also conferred the title of ‘Bharat Ratna' in 1954. The ‘Raman Effect' was a demonstration of the ‘Collision' effect of light bullets (Photons) passing through a transparent medium, whether solid, liquid or gaseous.
Raman was also awarded the ‘Lenin Peace Prize' in 1957. India celebrates National Science day on 28th February every year to commemorate Raman's discovery.