9. Nishanth K.U., Karnataka
10. Pradeep Kumar, Delhi
11. Sachin Kumar, Uttar Pradesh
12. John Lalditsak, Manipur
13. Pravin Kumar Mishra, Madhya Pradesh
14. Madan Mohan, Punjab
15. Rajasree R. Nair, Kerala
16. Narender, Madhya Pradesh
17. Tambe Pranay Rahul, Maharashtra
18. Sourabh Singh Rajput, Madhya Pradesh
19. Nimma Veera Venkata Ramana, Andhra Pradesh
20. Yamini Sahu, Chhattisgarh
21. Prabhakar Gangadhar Sathe, Maharashtra
22. Surendra Sharma, Madhya Pradesh
23. Puran Mal Verma, West Bengal
24. Zairemtluanga, Mizoram
KAILASH SATYARTHI (b. 1954): The Nobel Peace Prize of 2014 was awarded to Kailash
Satyarthi for struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of
all children to education. Satyarthi was born in Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh. He completed his
degree in electrical engineering and a post-graduate degree in high voltage engineering. In 1980,
he left his career as an electrical engineer to set up Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save Childhood
Movement). He also heads the Global March Against Child Labour, a movement to mobilise
worldwise efforts to protect and promote the rights of all children.
VENKATRAMAN RAMAKRISHNAN (b. 1952): Venkatraman Ramakrishnan was
awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2009 for studies of the structure and function of the
ribosome, molecular machine that makes protein. He was born in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu.
Dr. Ramakrishnan earned his B.Sc. in Physics (1971) from M. S. University in Baroda, Gujarat
and Ph.D. (1976) in Physics from Ohio University in the USA. Making a transition from physics
to biology, he studied a molecule called rhodopsin, as a graduate student in biology at the
University of California, San Diego, from 1976 to 1978.
AMARTYA SEN (b-1933): Prof. Amartya Sen is the recipient of the Nobel Prize for
Economics for the year 1998, becoming the first Asian to have been honoured with the award.
The Santiniketan-born economist who is a pioneer in Welfare Economics has to his credit several
books and papers on aspects of welfare and development. An economist with a difference, Prof.
Sen is a humanist. He has distinguished himself with his outstanding writings on famine,
poverty, democracy, gender and social issues. The ‘impossibility theorem’ suggested earlier by
Kenneth Arrow states that it was not possible to aggregate individual choices into a satisfactory