Rarely Remembered Malayali

It seems a little strange for me to write an article on a theme like this. I am not going to speak of any religious, political leader or of any philanthropist, but of a scientist. A scientist from my district (he was born there, similarity ends there); had his initial education in Kerala and later in Chennai. He moved to US and is really big name in the field of Quantum Physics. He was the classmate of one of my professors in the college. But with some much clues too, very few Keralites (few Indians too) will recognize this amazing and towering figure in modern science, Ennackal Chandy George Sudarshan (essential tongue twisters associated with a Malayali house name is there). He is popularly known as George Sudarshan.

Now those who haven’t heard might think that he might be one of the greatest scientists. Yes, one of the greatest; but not one that could be easily dismissed. He missed nobel prize twice. First one in 1979 and the second in 2005 (it can’t be compared to many others who too miss it). His comments on the same goes like this (this is not just opinions, but supported by international scientists)

It is pity that such names remain only in the research papers, not even in text books. I hope it will inspire some of us to do great things like him (despite being unrecognized many a times; you might say geniuses are not behind recognition); some might be inspired to read a little more about such unknown Indians and others who make significant contributions in the world for the sake of humanity.

A Jesuit interested to think and write; Loves philosophy, spirituality, politics…. Believes in God & well-being of all humans… Open to difference & newness..

A Jesuit interested to think and write; Loves philosophy, spirituality, politics…. Believes in God & well-being of all humans… Open to difference & newness..