Indian physicist who received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930 for his work on light reflection. He was give the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honor in India, in 1954.
He received his education from the University of Madras.
He was given the Lenin Peace Prize in 1957.
He was the son of R. Chandrasekhara Iyer and Parvati Ammal.
He was active in India during the same period as Mahatma Gandhi.