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  • అయోద్య రామ మందిర నిర్మాణానికి రూ.లక్ష విరాళ‌మిచ్చిన నిరుపేద మహిళ
    ఆమె కూలి ప‌ని చేసుకుంటూ జీవించే మహిళ. చాలా చిన్న ఇళ్లు. ఇంట్లో కుమారుడు, ఆమె మాత్రమే ఉంటారు. ఆమె భర్త గతంలోనే కాలం చేశారు. వారికిద్దరు కుమారులు. ఒక కుమారుడు ఈ మధ్యే కరోనాతో మరణించాడు. ఉన్న ఒక్క కుమారుడు కూడా ఏదో చిన్న వృత్తిలో ఉన్నాడు. ఆమె కుటుంబం చిన్నదైనా, ఆమె మనసు మాత్రం గొప్ప‌ది. ఒక నిరుపేద మహిళ తను కష్టపడి కూలి పని చేసి రూపాయి రూపాయిగా కూడబెట్టిన మొత్తం లక్ష […]
  • Wooden portrait of Swami Vivekananda unveiled in the newly made Students Amenities Centre at the University of Hyderabad
    On the occasion of Swami Vivekananda Jayanthi, which is being celebrated as National Youth Day, University of Hyderabad (HCU) unveiled a wooden portrait of Swami Vivekananda in the newly constructed Amenities centre which was recently inaugurated by the Hon’ble Vice-President of India Shri. Venkaiah Naidu. The amenity centre is named as “VIVEKANANDA STUDENTS AMENITIES CENTRE”. […]
  • President Ram Nath Kovind donates Rs 5 lakh for Ram temple construction as ‘Shri Ram Mandir Nidhi Samarpan’ begins
    President Ram Nath Kovind made the first contribution towards the reconstruction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya on Friday. The President donated a sum of Rs 5,01,000 to the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerath Kshetra Trust. A delegation comprising Vishva Hindu Parishad’s international working president Alok Kumar, Govind Dev Giri, treasurer of the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerath Kshetra […]
  • श्रीराम जन्मभूमि मंदिर निधि समर्पण अभियान का शुभारंभ
    नई दिल्ली. दशकों के इंतजार के बाद प्रत्येक रामभक्त का सपना साकार होने जा रहा है. जल्द ही मर्यादा पुरुषोत्तम भगवान श्री राम अयोध्या के भव्य राम मंदिर में विराजेंगे. भव्य मंदिर निर्माण के लिए ‘निधि समर्पण अभियान’ आज से देशभर में शुरू हो गया, जो माघ पूर्णिमा यानि 27 फरवरी तक चलेगा. आज श्रीराम […]
  • RSS Sarsanghachalak participates in Pongal celebrations in Chennai
    Pongal festival was celebrated On 14-01-2021 at Shri Navasakthi Kadumbadi Chinnamman Temple by public belonging to Ponniamman Nagar, Moolakadai with religious fervour and gaiety. RSS Chief Shri Mohan Bhagawat participated in the festival. He accepted Poorna Kumbha respect and took part in the temple pooja.  Following which, he took part in Go Mata pooja and […]
  • यह धन संग्रह नहीं, बल्कि समर्पण का कार्यक्रम है – भय्याजी जोशी
    जम्मू. राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ के सरकार्यवाह भय्याजी जोशी ने जम्मू कश्मीर प्रांत में श्रीराम जन्म भूमि मंदिर निर्माण निधि समर्पण व संपर्क अभियान का शुभारंभ किया. उन्होंने इस अभियान का शुभारंभ जम्मू शहर के गांधीनगर में स्थित वाल्मीकि मोहल्ला में जाकर मंदिर निर्माण के लिए निधि समर्पण हेतु संपर्क करके किया. तदोपरांत अभियान के निमित्त डिगियाना […]
  • कोरोना काल ने बदला जीवन के प्रति महिलाओं का दृष्टिकोण, सामाजिक सरोकार, परोपकार की भावना बढ़ी
    राष्ट्र सेविका समिति के तरुणी विभाग द्वारा किए सर्वेक्षण की रिपोर्ट का विमोचन नई दिल्ली. कोरोना काल ने भारतीय महिलाओं को आर्थिक, सामाजिक, स्वास्थ्य, मनोवैज्ञानिक, पारिवारिक रिश्तों, जीवन शैली में बदलाव आदि कई प्रकार से प्रभावित किया. सबसे ज्यादा 74 फीसदी महिलाएं आर्थिक कारणों से प्रभावित हुईं. उन्हें तनाव और अवसाद हुआ तो कुछ महिलाओं का जीवन के प्रति दृष्टिकोण […]
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    A new book titled as “Rajillu Ramabhoomi- Sri Rama Janmabhoomi” was launched on 10 January 2021 at Annojiguda, Hyderabad by Sri Sunil Ambekar ji, Akhil Bharatiya Sah Prachara Pramukh and Sri Boorla Dakshinamurthy ji, Sanghachalak of RSS Telangana. This book, published by Samvit Prakashan, briefs the scholarly and literary evidence of nearly 500 years of […]
  • Telugu book on Rama Janma Bhoomi was launched in Hyderabad
    A new book titled as “Rajillu Ramabhoomi- Sri Rama Janmabhoomi” was launched on 10 January 2021 at Annojiguda, Hyderabad by Sri Sunil Ambekar ji, Akhil Bharatiya Sah Prachara Pramukh and Sri Boorla Dakshinamurthy ji, Sanghachalak of RSS Telangana. This book, published by Samvit Prakashan, briefs the scholarly and literary evidence of nearly 500 years of […]

SUBRAHMANYAN CHANDRASEKHAR – The Nobel prize winner who produced two other Nobel prize winners

Subrahmanyam Chandrashekhar

SUBRAHMANYAN CHANDRASEKHAR – THE NOBLE PRIZE WINNER WHO PRODUCED TWO OTHER NOBLE PRIZE WINNERS

Compiled by Sri Ramakrishna Prasad – Chennai

Prof. Subrahmanyam Chandrashekhar

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century became a legend in his life time. His prolific contributions spanned astrophysics, physics and applied mathematics. His life is the best example of the height one can achieve provided one has the will power, skill and patience. His journey was not smooth. He had to struggle against all odds. He was a great scientist, an accomplished teacher and a formidable scholar.

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was born on October 19, 1910. His father C. Subrahmanyan Iyer was in Government Service. C.V. Raman, the first Indian to get Nobel Prize in science was the younger brother of Chandrasekhar’s father. Chandrasekhar grew up in Madras (now Chennai). He joined the Madras Presidency College in 1925 where in the first two years he studied Physics, Chemistry, English and Sanskrit. On July 31, 1930 Chardrasekhar left for England for higher studies and thus began a long and outstanding scientific career which spanned 65 years.

He is best known for his celebrated discovery of Chandrasekhar Limit. He showed that there is a maximum mass which can be supported against gravity by pressure made up of electrons and atomic nuclei. The value of this limit is about 1.44 times a solar mass. This was derived by Chandrasekhar in 1930, when he was a student. The Chandrasekhar Limit plays a crucial role in understanding the stellar evolution. The formulation of the Chandrasekhar Limit led to the discovery of neutron stars and black holes. Chandrasekhar was awarded (jointly with the nuclear astro_physicist W.A. Fowler) the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1983. While Chandrasekhar is best known for Chandrasekhar Limit, for him there was no limit.

Though Chandrasekhar was a US citizen, he was deeply concerned with India’s well-being. He had strong association with many scientific institutions and young scientists in India. In his childhood, he was inspired by Ramanujan’s example – an example of total dedication to science. His interest in Ramanujan was life long. He played an instrumental role in establishing the Ramanujan Institute of Mathematics in Madras in the late 1940s and when the Institute was facing financial crisis he took up the matter with Nehru. He also managed to get increased pension for Ramanujan’s widow who was living in abject poverty.

Chandrasekhar had the rare ability to inspire enthusiasm for hard work in others. More than 50 students did PhD work under his guidance. His relation with his students reminds us of guru-sishya tradition of earlier times. While he was working in Yerkes Astronomical Observatory in Wisconsin city, he was asked to be a part-time (two days in a week) Professor for Astronomy in Chicago University. He had to travel a distance of 160 Kms to and fro from his place. When he went to take class on the first day, there were only two students. The University authorities told that as per rules, if there are less than 4 students in a course, the course can be cancelled. However, Chandrasekar took classes for those two students for a period of 6 months. Due to his love and sincerity these two students viz., Chen Ning Yang and Tsung-Dao Lee later received Noble Prizes for their work.

Chandrasekhar was least concerned whether his work was going to bring him laurels and recognition. What was the motivation for Chandrasekhar in pursuing science? Everything he did was out of being curious in a productive way. He did it for one reason and one reason only — it would give him serenity and inner peace.

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