Jagdish Chandra Bose
‘Jagdish Chandra Bose’ was born on 30 November 1858 in Bengal, India (Now in Bangla Desh). His father, Bhagawan Chandra Bose was a leader of the Brahmo Samaj. Jagdish Chandra Bose was raised in a home committed to pure Indian traditions and culture.
Jagdish Chandra Bose attended Cambridge University after studying physics at Calcutta University. He returned to India in 1884 after completing a B.Sc. degree from Cambridge University. He made many discoveries in biology and physics. He showed that plants have feelings. He found that metals get ‘tired’ after some time. He invented the machine to measure the growth of plants.
Jagadish Chandra Bose is one of the most prominent first Indian scientists who proved by experimentation that both animals and plants share much in common. He authored two illustrious books, ‘Response in the Living and Non-living’ and ‘The Nervous Mechanism of Plants. He set up the Bose Institute at Calcutta. He was honored with many notable awards for his great work.
Jagdish Chandra Bose passed away on 23 November 1937 at the age of 78.