26 politicians have won the Bharat Ratna. The bar is set that low for them. But when it comes to the rest of the mere mortals of India (and NRIs), just a Padma award will do. A look at some Indians who won a Padma award but in reality they probably deserved the Bharat Ratna.
1. Satyendra Nath Bose: Padma Vibhushan
Imagine having a sub-atomic particle named after you (Boson) and also having the God Particle named after something which had your name (Higgs Boson).
Imagine sharing your name with the greatest scientist of all time.
(Bose–Einstein condensate. Bose–Einstein statistics. Bose-Einstein distribution. Bose-Einstein correlations.) Then there’s the “Bose gas” to boot.
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