Yet, neither does the name of this gifted physicist surface in any book on inspiring Indian women, nor is she mentioned amongst various lists of Indian pioneers in the history of science. #WomensDay
And yet, in 1949, she was handpicked by none other than Homi Bhabha to join the newly established Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai.
Seven years later, CF Powell made the same discovery of pions — using the same technique but high quality photo plates —and won the Nobel Prize in 1950
And yet few Indians know about the pioneering woman, who remained a tireless researcher till she died, unsung and unheralded, in Calcutta in 1991.
It's time this changed.