Sir Kariamanickam Srinivasa Krishnan

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Sir Kariamanickam Srinivasa Krishnan

Born:4 December 1898

Died:14 June 1961

  • He  was an Indian physicist.
  • He was a co-discoverer of Raman scattering, for which his mentor C. V. Raman was awarded the 1930 Nobel Prize in Physics.
  • In 1920, he went to work with C.V. Raman at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata (then Calcutta).
  • He played a significant role in the discovery of the Raman scattering.
  • He was knighted in the 1946 Birthday Honours List and awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 1954.
  • He was the first recipient of the prestigious Bhatnagar Award in 1958.
  • On 4 January 1947. he was appointed as first director of National Physical Laboratory, India.
  • This was one of the earliest national laboratories set up under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research.
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