Even before Rabindranath, this Bengali was supposed to get the Nobel, the British deprived him just because he was 'native'.


Salta 1913, Happy Hullol throughout the city of Calcutta. Rabindranath Tagore became the first person in Asia to win the Nobel. Then 3 more Bengalis won the Nobel one by one. Despite several nominations, Meghnad Saha, Mahasweta Devi and Taslima Nasrin have lost the Nobel for a while. But there is another Bengali in this list. Despite being a worthy contender for the Nobel Prize, he is deprived just because he is 'native'. Kishori Mohan could have won the Nobel 10 years before Rabindranath if she had not been deprived.

Who is this Kishori Mohan? Mr. Ronald Ross was conducting malaria research in Calcutta at that time. There is a need for a partner in the research of the master. After many interviews, Mr. Ross was impressed to see a young man from Presidency College. Impossibly talented, proficient in English as well as experience working hand in hand This wonderful teenager Mohan is Mr. Ross's colleague.

Kishori Mohan's grandfather was a named Kabiraj. The teenager knew a lot about Ayurveda. He was instrumental in discovering the cause of malaria. However, when Mr. Ross was nominated for the Nobel in 1902, this young Bengali man did not have a name with him. A Bengali native will take the Nobel with the British lord on one stage, the British could not accept that.

Later, however, in the face of protests from the Bengali community, the British government awarded him a three-pound gold medal. But whatever the weight of that gold medal, it is not a Nobel. Kishore Mohan was the first Indian to be named a Nobel laureate if he did not accept caste discrimination.