List of Indian Nobel laureates
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First instituted in 1901, as of 2018 the
Nobel Prize The Nobel Prizes ( ; sv, Nobelpriset ; no, Nobelprisen ) are five separate prizes that, according to Alfred Nobel's Will and testament, will of 1895, are awarded to "those who, during the preceding year, have conferred the greatest benefit to ...
has been awarded to a total of 904 individuals (852 men and 52 women) and 24 organizations. Among the recipients, 12 are
Indians Indian or Indians refers to people or things related to India, or to the indigenous people of the Americas, or Aboriginal Australians until the 19th century. People South Asia * Indian people, people of Indian nationality, or people who come ...
(five Indian citizens and seven of Indian ancestry or residency).
Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore (; born Rabindranath Thakur, 7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941; Gurudev, Kobiguru, Biswakobi) was an —poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer and painter. He reshaped and as well as with ...

Rabindranath Tagore
was the first Indian citizen to be awarded and also first Asian to be awarded in 1913.
Mother Teresa Mother Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu (born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, ; 26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), honoured in the Catholic Church The Catholic Church, often referred to as the Roman Catholic Church, is the List of Christian deno ...

Mother Teresa
is the only woman among the list of recipients.
Sri Aurobindo Sri Aurobindo (born Aurobindo Ghose; 15 August 1872 – 5 December 1950) was an Indian philosopher, yogi, maharishi, poet, and Indian nationalist. He joined the Indian movement for independence from British rule, till 1910 was one ...

Sri Aurobindo
, the Indian poet, philosopher,
nationalist Nationalism is an idea and movement that promotes the interests of a particular nation (as in a in-group and out-group, group of people),Anthony D. Smith, Smith, Anthony. ''Nationalism: Theory, Ideology, History''. Polity (publisher), Polity, ...
and developer of
Integral yoga Integral yoga, also called supramental yoga, is the yoga-based philosophy and practice of Sri Aurobindo Sri Aurobindo (born Aurobindo Ghose; 15 August 1872 – 5 December 1950) was an Indian philosopher, yogi, maharishi, poet, and ...
, was nominated unsuccessfully for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1943 and for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950. On 1 December 1999, the Norwegian Nobel Committee confirmed that
Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (; ; 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian lawyer, Anti-colonial nationalism, anti-colonial nationalist Quote: "... marks Gandhi as a hybrid cosmopolitan figure who transformed ... anti-colonial n ...

Mahatma Gandhi
was nominated unsuccessfully for the Peace Prize five times (from 1937 to 1939, in 1947 and a few days before he was assassinated in January 1948). In 2006,
Geir Lundestad
Geir Lundestad
, the Secretary of Norwegian Nobel Committee, cited it as "the greatest omission in our 106-year history".


Nobel prize winners in India


Citizens of British India

The following are the Nobel laureates who were citizens of
British India The Provinces of India, earlier Presidencies of British India and still earlier, Presidency towns, were the administrative divisions of British governance in the Indian subcontinent. Collectively, they have been called British India. In one ...

British India
at the time they were awarded the Nobel Prize.


Citizens of the Republic of India

The following are the Nobel laureates who were citizens of the
Republic of India India, officially the Republic of India (: ), is a country in . It is the by area, the country, and the most populous in the world. Bounded by the on the south, the on the southwest, and the on the southeast, it shares land borders wit ...
at the time they were awarded the Nobel Prize.


Overseas citizens of Indian origin

The following are the Nobel laureates of Indian origin who were born in India but subsequently non-citizens of India. However, they are still often included in the list of Indian Nobel laureates.


Indian Nobel Laureates of foreign origin

The following are the Nobel laureates of foreign origin who were either born in India or were residents in India when they became recipients of the Nobel Prize but were not Indian citizens.


See also

* V. S. Naipaul, Trinidad and Tobago-born British Nobel laureate of Indian origin * List of Indians *
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*
List of Nobel laureates by country This is a list of Nobel Prize laureates by country. Listings for ''Economics'' refer to the related Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. The Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded 567 times to 889 recipients, of ...
* List of Asian Nobel laureates


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