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Jagdish Chandra Bose

Jagadish Chandra Bose was a pioneer scientist who investigated radio and microwave optics. He was a polymath, physicist, botanist, biologist, biophysicist and archaeologist. He made significant contributions to plant science, and laid the foundations of experimental science in India. Even a crater on the moon has been named in his honour.

He was the first person to prove that plants also have the ability to feel pain and affection. Jagdish Chandra Bose was as Indian polymath whose research has extensively contributed to the fields of botany, physics and radio science.

He is credited to have laid the foundations of experimental science in India and was a pioneer in the area of microwave optics technology.

He invented the Cresco graph for measuring the growth in plants using a series of clockwork gears. He is also credited with the invention of the first wireless detection devices; an invention he never tried to get patented himself. He designated a galena receiver which was amongst the earlier examples of a lead sulphide photo conducting device. A polymath, Jagdish Chandra Bose left an indelible mark in several fields of study.

He was made Companion of the order of the Indian Empire in 1903 and Companion of the Order of the Star of India in 1912 in recognition of his contribution to science. Jagdish Chandra was acknowledged by IEEE, USAas one of the pioneers in the discovery of radio.