How India has contributed to the world?

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People who did not know that George Orwell was born in Motihari, Bihar may also like the following facts:

Helium was discovered in 1868 in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh when French astronomer, Pierre Janssen observed a solar eclipse through a prism.

Alan Turing's father was in the Indian Civil Service and his mother was the daughter of the chief engineer of Madras Railways. Alan's parents met and married in India, although he was born in the UK.

Ronald Ross, who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1902 for discovering the transmission of malarial parasites through mosquitoes did his research in Calcutta. He paid people (Indians) to get bitten by mosquitos!

Ronald Ross, who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1902 for discovering the transmission of malarial parasites through mosquitoes did his research in Calcutta. He paid people (Indians) to get bitten by mosquitos!

Rudyard Kipling, who wrote The Jungle Book, was born in Mumbai. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907.

Vivien Leigh, the actress who played Scarlett O'Hara in the movie Gone with the Wind, was born in Darjeeling.

Freddie Mercury studied in a school in Panchgani near Mumbai. His real name is Farrokh Bulsara, he was a Parsi. The name Bulsara comes from the city of Valsad in Gujarat.

Adding a few more which came to mind:

John Shepherd-Barron, the inventor of the ATM machine, was born in Shillong in 1925.

Winston Churchill came to Bangalore in 1896 as a young army officer. He owed Rs. 13 to the Bangalore Club which he never paid back.

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