Sunday, September 24, 2006

Jagadish Chandra Bose

Bose was the first to fabricate the device that generated microwaves-radio waves of very short wavelength...

Born on November 30, 1858, at Mymensingh, now in Bangladesh, Bose was brought up in a home steeped in Indian tradition and culture. He used to read the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. Karna, who struggled throughout his life to achieve success, inspired him. He thus came to believe that "true success is born out of defeat".In 1885, he returned from abroad with a B.Sc. degree and Natural Science Tripos. He was offered a lectureship at as Presidency Collage in Calcutta on a salary half that of his "white" colleagues. He accepted the job, but refused to draw his salary as a protest. After three years, when the collage principal, a Briton, found him to be a brilliant teacher, he conceded his demand. He was paid full salary from the date he joined the collage.


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