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Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, FRS[1] (7 November 1888 – 21 November 1970) was an Indian physicist. He studied light scattering. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for his work in this subject. He discovered that, when light passes through a transparent material, some of the deflected light changes in wavelength. This phenomenon is now called Raman scattering and is the result of the Raman effect.He died in his institute garden surrounded by flowers of natural circumstances.[2] He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1954.[3][4]


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  2. "Sri Venkata Raman - Biographical". Nobel Peace Prize - Official website. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  3. "Raman, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata". Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.. 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-11.
  4. G. Venkataraman, 'Journey into light: life and science of C. V. Raman,' Indian Academy of Science, 1988. ISBN 818532400X.