Jagadish Chandra Bose

Jagadish Chandra Bose

2 October 1869
30 January 1948

J.C. Bose was a man of many talents he was a polymath, physicist, biologist, botanist and an archaeologist. He was the first person to use semiconductor junctions to detect radio signals, thus demonstrating wireless communication for the first time.

He was very reluctant for patenting his work, so he made a number of inventions and made it freely available for others to further develop. He is famous for the invention of ‘Crescograph’ that can record even the millionth part of a millimeter of plant growth and orbital movement. He also proved that the upward movement of sap in plants is because of living cells.

The first person to prove that plants also have the ability to feel pain and affection, Jagadish Chandra Bose was an Indian polymath whose research has extensively contributed to the fields of botany, physics, archeology and radio science. Bose is considered to be the first modern scientist of India for the recognition he received from the Royal Institution, London, where the most prominent British scientists of those days gathered and discussed their latest discoveries and inventions.

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 designed a galena receiver which was among the most earliest examples of a lead sulphide photo conducting device.