The 104th birthday of scientist and meteorologist Anna Mani was commemorated in the Google Doodle with a unique image.
She was one of the country’s first female scientists.
In Kerala, on August 23, 1918, Anna Mani was born. Mani loved to read, and by the time she was twelve, she had practically finished every book in the local library.
She taught at WCC for a year following graduation before being awarded a scholarship for graduate work at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
She pursued her interest in diamonds and rubies while studying spectroscopy here under the direction of Nobel Laureate Sir C V Raman.
She started a graduate programme at Imperial College, London, finished her PhD dissertation, and published five publications between 1942 and 1945.
where she learned to specialize in meteorological instrumentation.
Mani held various important roles in the United Nations World Meteorological Organization and rose to the post of deputy director general of the Indian meteorological department.
In 1987, she won the INSA KR Ramanathan Medal for her noteworthy contributions to science.
After her retirement, she was appointed as a Trustee of the Raman Research Institute in Bangalore.